Energy Collector 39 x 96 Acrylic and Aerosol on Canvas 2016


JOHN OSGOOD | Artist Statement

Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. It’s the experiences along the way that provide us with valuable insights… sometimes those experiences are purposeful, sometimes they are arbitrary and sometimes they are “happy accidents”. How we learn from this journey and create memories from them, weaves the fabric of who we are. What do we chose to keep? What do we chose to cover up? My paintings are reflections of my journey in life and this body of work poignantly depicts my transition from the Pacific NW to the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a process-oriented artist. I begin paintings with large strokes of color and add texture as I go. I may have up to 20 paintings going through this process at any given time. Just like there are many choices we can make in life to change the outcome, I am in a constant state of flux with my pieces until the path becomes clear. I leave hints and cues with text and symbols in each painting leading the viewer to find their own interpretation of our shared human experience.

Energy Collector 39 x 96 Acrylic and Aerosol on Canvas 2016
“Energy Collector” by John Osgood | 39” x 96” | Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas | 2016

Leaves For Location 20 x 16 Acrylic and Aerosol on Canvas 2017
“Leaves for Location” by John Osgood | 20” x 16” | Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas | 2017

Potential Innocence 20 x 16 Acrylic and Aerosol on Canvas 2018
“Potential Innocence” by John Osgood | 20” x 16” | Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas | 2018



111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA July 2018
Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State Univ, Murfeesboro, TN 2017
AXIS, “Given Surroundings”, Seattle, April 2016
Surface Theory, “Paths Taken”, Seattle, October 2015
Brian Marki Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA April 2015
Washington State University, “Inherited Environment”, Pullman, April 2015
Centennial Center Gallery, “You Are Here” Kent WA, January 2010
Halogen Gallery, Seattle WA, August 2009
Blank Space Gallery, “Cut It Out” Seattle WA, August 2009

AXIS Gallery, “Geometica” Seattle, WA, April 2017
Seattle Erotic Art Fesitval, Seattle, WA, April 2017
AXIS Gallery, “Seattle Squared” Seattle WA, August 2016
Pacific Bonsai, “Decked Out”, Federal Way WA, April 2016
2312 Gallery “Santuario”, Seattle, WA, July 2015
Brian Marki Fine Art, Portland OR August 2014
Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood WA, February 2014
Shoreline City Hall, “Arts Al Fresco”, Shoreline WA, August 2013
Corridor Gallery, “Discovering Connection”, August 2013
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA, July 2012 9/11 Tribute “Ripple” September 2011
Center on Contemporary Art Gallery, “Un-Sanctioned” Seattle WA, Aug. 2011
ArtsWest Gallery, “Unplugged Challenge”, Seattle WA, June 2011
Tasty Gallery, “Take Flight”, Seattle WA, May 2011
Flat Color Gallery, “Sidekicks & Henchmen”, Seattle WA, March 2011
Twilight Artist Gallery “S3A”, Seattle WA, July 2010
City Hall Gallery, Auburn WA, May 2010
Henry Art Gallery Open Floor, “W3AVE” Seattle WA, April 2010
Brickhouse Gallery, “Whimsy” Tacoma WA – March 2010
ArtsWest Gallery, “Urban Constructions” Seattle WA, February 2010
Halogen Gallery, “Astatine” Seattle WA, November 2009
Robert Daniel Gallery “Artifakt”, Tacoma WA, September 2009
Twilight Artist Gallery, “Stop Collaborate” Seattle WA, August 2009
Halogen Gallery, “The Good” Seattle WA, July 2009
Suite 100 Gallery, “Sweet 100” Seattle WA, December 2008
Blank Space Gallery, “Retrospective” Seattle WA, March 2008
ArtReach, “Aesthetics” Seattle WA, October 2007

A Growing Cause 16 x 20 Acrylic and Aerosol on canvas 2017
“A Growing Cause” by John Osgood | 16” x 20” | Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas | 2017

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