john phillip abbott

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    Superweek, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas
    167,6 x 157,5 cm

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    Utopia, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    167,6 x 157,5 cm

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    Fade Away, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    167,6 x 157,5 cm

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    Green Oasis, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    167,6 x 157,5 cm

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    High Road, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    167,6 x 157,5 cm

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    Phaedrus, 2017
    Acrylique sur toile
    127 x 106,7 cm

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    1984, 2017
    Acrylique sur toile
    127 x 106,7 cm

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    New Day, 2019
    Acrylique sur toile
    127 x 106,7 cm

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    Black Pontiac, 2012
    Acrylique sur toile
    30,5 x 25,4 cm

  • John Phillip ABBOTT
    Blue Zen, 2019
    Acrylique sur toile
    127 x 106,7 cm

Through his paintings John Phillip Abbott explores the relationship between text and image, blurring the boundaries between both. Words or short sentences organize his compositions with a grid-like structure and function as images rather than mere concepts. Made primarily with spray paint, they spell out semantic fields with a calligraphic vocabulary. Initially inspired by his personal experiences and past memories his diaristic words take on a more general meanings and invite viewers to understand them as images as well as universal ideas.

The artist pursues an endless experimentation with numerous techniques. Combining the use of acrylic brush and spray paint, stencils and masking tapes, prepared and raw canvases, John Phillip Abbott constantly reinvents conventional ways of paintings and introduces unexpected shifts between his graphic intentions and process related accidents.

Exhibitions