John Osgood

I paint idiosyncratic characters with a bold palette in an urban contemporary art style mainly utilizing the mediums of acrylic and aerosol. I’m a people watcher and I enjoy spending time following the emotions that flicker throughout a person’s face during an interaction. I feel my art is the expression of these every day emotions and my collection of colorful & odd characters are inspired by life and the uncomfortable, forlorn and many times humorous circumstances that happen within it.

I also enjoy using vibrant contrasting color palettes to elicit a “pop” factor, often juxtaposing bright vivid colors with depressing emotions to provide balance and to also surprise the viewer. I think that people are attracted to my work because they see something of themselves or people they know in my paintings, which often times evokes a smile or a laugh.
John Osgood

 

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