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About John Newman

Inspired by travels to Japan, Africa, and especially India, John Newman’s small and colorful abstract sculptures conjure images of fantastical sea creatures and shells with traces of assemblage, ceramics, and even jewelry. The wide range of materials the works encompass, from glass to tulle to stones, lends them a coarse texture, while their witty titles imbue a sense of playfulness. Newman is known for marrying elements of contemporary art with classical traditions and emotional content, a style born out of musings prompted by his mother’s death. “How can I make something that can bridge both the intellectually engaged formal rigor,” he asks, “and my desire to embrace and elicit an emotion without irony or without merely depending upon art historical precedence, to tackle something that [is] real?”

American, b. 1952, Flushing, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

John Newman: Spoonfuls, Tibor de Nagy, New York
John Newman: Fit, Tibor de Nagy, New York
John Newman: New Work, Tibor de Nagy

Group Shows on Artsy

OBJECTY, Tibor de Nagy, New York
Sculptural Drawings, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, New York
Works by John Newman, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, New Haven
New work by Clint Jukkala , FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, New Haven
The Musical Box, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson

Fair History on Artsy