John Gibson, ‘Stacked Boxes and Five Balls’, 1987, Rago
John Gibson, ‘Stacked Boxes and Five Balls’, 1987, Rago

Signature: Signed and dated

John Gibson Recent Paintings, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, January-February 1988

The artist
Allan Stone Collection, New York

About John Gibson

John Gibson is fascinated with the concept of representing 3-D objects on a 2-D canvas, and explores this in his still-life paintings of balls. Though the balls are often striped, Gibson draws from patterns that he encounters in all elements of life, constantly repurposing his established motif. Strongly influenced by Italian painter Giorgio Morandi’s repetitive paintings of vases, each of Gibson’s paintings is a new opportunity to perfect the artistic technique of rendering the spheres. Every large-scale work is focused on exploring reflection, shadow, and curvature, commanding consideration and meditation.

American, b. 1958, Wales, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

San Francisco,
John Gibson & Paul Balmer

Fair History on Artsy

Wingate Studio at The Editions/Artists’ Books (E/AB) Fair 2014