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b. 1973, United States

John McAllister Biography

The influences of French masters such as Matisse, Bonnard, or Braque during his fauvist period reveal John McAllister's obsession with the spectral qualities of light and its capture. The vibrant palette concentrated on a close range of colours (often lavenders, reds and purples) produces a distinctive and luxuriant blast. In his large-scale paintings and panoramas, the dualism of flat picture surface and illusionistic depth upsets traditional perspective. Against backgrounds of geometric or foliate patterns that suggest exotic textiles, ersatz wallpaper or other artworks, each work depicts a still life, landscape or decorative interior often elegant yet bordering on the decadent. Opening a window which is simultaneously poetic and metaphoric, John McAllister is playing both the role of contemporary viewer and artist.

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incandesce hurrahs heard by John McAllister contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
John McAllister incandesce hurrahs heard, 2022 Oil on canvas
68.6 x 88.9 cm
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exalts chorus calling by John McAllister contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
John McAllister exalts chorus calling, 2022 Oil on canvas
68.6 x 88.9 cm
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plumes haughty shimmering by John McAllister contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
John McAllister plumes haughty shimmering, 2022 Oil on canvas
127 x 99.1 cm
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Spiry splendent by John McAllister contemporary artwork painting
John McAllister Spiry splendent, 2016 Oil on canvas
241.3 x 180.3 cm
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Cinder bright beckoning by John McAllister contemporary artwork painting
John McAllister Cinder bright beckoning, 2016 Oil on canvas
180.3 x 149.9 cm
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