John Gascot, Northern VA Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Bio: John spent the first twelve years of his life in Puerto Rico, a fact to which he attributes his love of color. His educational and professional careers have been eclectic and fulfilling. With backgrounds in theater, literature and art he has been afforded the opportunity to wear a multitude of hats, all of which influence his work.
John's pieces have been making their way into the hands of recognizable individuals such as fashion designer Betsey Johnson, Saturday Night Live/ Mean Girls/ 30 Rock writer/actor Tina Fey and everyone's favorite "Supermodel of the World", RuPaul. John's work is currently represented by galleries on the East and West coasts of the US as well as PR and Brussels, Belgium.
Artist Statement: "My work combines the visual, the literal, the lyrical and the musical. The female form dominates a vast majority of my canvases. Their bodies are curvaceous and large, but their mass speaks more about strength and presence than physical size. The female constants of my canvases represent other personal themes as well. At times, they are my mother, whose larger-than-life persona taught me the importance of self-expression. At other times they express my own connection to femininity, defying the traditions of "machismo" my heritage dictates. And at times they pay tribute to Woman in general. My work is inspired by life and guided by the influences and experiences of past and present."
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