by Daniel
JOHN OSGOOD | Artist StatementSometimes 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” by John Osgood | 39” x 96” | Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas | 2016

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

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

JOHN OSGOOD | CVSELECTED EXHIBITIONSSolo 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 2009Group 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” by John Osgood | 16” x 20” | Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas | 2017

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