TIMOTHY JOHN

[born Australia, 1958.]


Australian contemporary visual artist, Timothy John has been exhibiting professionally since 1979. John's work is represented by some of the finest galleries throughout his homeland of Australia and the rest of the world. 'Discovered' by leading Australian art entrepreneur, collector and gallerist, Kym Bonython, in the late 1970's, John has gone on to be a respected member of the Australian art scene, with contributions on a local and national level.

Although having produced significant works in the figurative genre, with his "Dog Fence" series of the early 1980's, to the powerful drawings inspired by Dante's "Inferno" and images of his "Memories and Memorials" and "Elegy"  series, which explored the futility and stupidity of war, it is for his landscape inspired works that John is revered.

It is in these works that John explores the subtlety of the landscape's transient moods.

From the vibrancy of the vast expansive emptiness of the interior, to the silent unfolding romantic and lyrical beauty of coastal scenes, as seen in his "Horizon" and "Land,

sea and sky" works of 2003-'04, bodies of works in which he records his emotional response to the landscape with a 'layering' of aesthetic beauty and deep philosophical and intellectual resonance, resulting in a celebration of natural beauty.

His most recent works find him exploring a more 'universal' landscape, not geographically 'site specific' but evoking personal, intimate places of quiet meditation. Reflections of 'stillness' in an ever increasing world of turmoil.
 

In 2010 John stepped back from a regular exhibition schedule, to concentrate on private and corporate commission work. It was during this period that he also began his foray into the world of luxury goods, working with Montegrappa Pens

of Italy and several boutique watch makers in Genevé, creating unique hand painted pieces.

A self taught artist, Timothy John holds a Masters Degree in Visual Art, from the University of South Australia, which he attained in 1998.

John's work is represented in many private and public collections throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States of America.