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John Copeland’s distorted and expressionistic paintings capture the dark and libidinous human drives concealed within the everyday. He works in an elaborately gestural style, leaving large drips all over the canvas and warping his figures so that they merge into the background. “I usually work from some reference; old photos, some scrap from an old magazine, some source...I’m always pushing things more toward abstraction and trying to play with that line where things break up.” The figures in Copeland’s images eat, drink, scrutinize themselves in the mirror, and float in abstract space amidst skulls and biomorphic forms.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
I Feel It In My BonesV1 Gallery
2018
If You Can Read This, You're In The Wrong Place - John CopelandV1 Gallery
2016
Wolves Wait At Your DoorV1 Gallery
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Untitled, 2013

Acrylic and oil on magazine cover
13 × 10 in
33 × 25.5 cm
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Location
Copenhagen V
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Medium

John Copeland’s distorted and expressionistic paintings capture the dark and libidinous human drives concealed within the everyday. He works in an elaborately gestural style, leaving large drips all over the canvas and warping his figures so that they merge into the background. “I usually work from some reference; old photos, some scrap from an old magazine, some source...I’m always pushing things more toward abstraction and trying to play with that line where things break up.” The figures in Copeland’s images eat, drink, scrutinize themselves in the mirror, and float in abstract space amidst skulls and biomorphic forms.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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