John Holcomb
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Masters Fan Club

A tribute series of remixed paintings to honor the great artists of art history.
2016-2017

 In order to be a painter, one must first be a fan of painting. The only thing John Holcomb could do longer than standing in a quiet museum, staring at a painting, is sleeping. Seriously, he loves both (just ask his wife).   Similar to a musician reimagining their favorite song as a cover, John Holcomb has created an ongoing series of remixes of his favorite paintings. Although the science may have changed over the years, the art of painting is relatively unchanged. A color, suspended in paint, is applied to a surface, and a picture is created.  Throughout history, many great artists have come and gone, leaving behind a rich tapestry of well-planned compositions, that time has forgotten. This is John’s opportunity to build on and bring attention to creatives from the past, and make something new in the process.   ----------  “Polished my shoes, I bought a brand new hat, moved to a town that time forgot. Where I don’t have to shave, or be approachable, no I can do just what I want.” – Conor Oberst

In order to be a painter, one must first be a fan of painting. The only thing John Holcomb could do longer than standing in a quiet museum, staring at a painting, is sleeping. Seriously, he loves both (just ask his wife). 

Similar to a musician reimagining their favorite song as a cover, John Holcomb has created an ongoing series of remixes of his favorite paintings. Although the science may have changed over the years, the art of painting is relatively unchanged. A color, suspended in paint, is applied to a surface, and a picture is created.

Throughout history, many great artists have come and gone, leaving behind a rich tapestry of well-planned compositions, that time has forgotten. This is John’s opportunity to build on and bring attention to creatives from the past, and make something new in the process. 

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“Polished my shoes, I bought a brand new hat, moved to a town that time forgot. Where I don’t have to shave, or be approachable, no I can do just what I want.” – Conor Oberst

Bearded Bard (After Holbein), 57" x 47", acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2017

Bearded Bard (After Holbein), 57" x 47", acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2017

Helmet Hair (After Van Der Weyden), 57" x 47", acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2017

Helmet Hair (After Van Der Weyden), 57" x 47", acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2017

Fruit Boy (After Caravaggio), 58” x 43”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

Fruit Boy (After Caravaggio), 58” x 43”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

John Holcomb, Fruit Boy detail

John Holcomb, Fruit Boy detail

Dapper Dude (After Holbein the Younger), 58” x 48”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

Dapper Dude (After Holbein the Younger), 58” x 48”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

John Holcomb, Bearded Bard detail

John Holcomb, Bearded Bard detail

John Holcomb, Dapper Dude detail

John Holcomb, Dapper Dude detail

The Bard (After El Greco), 44” x 34”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

The Bard (After El Greco), 44” x 34”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

Guitar Girl (After van Honthorst), 45” x 38”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

Guitar Girl (After van Honthorst), 45” x 38”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

The Card Players (After Cezanne), 41” x 49”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

The Card Players (After Cezanne), 41” x 49”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

Madonna and Baby JC (After Raphael), 51” x 40”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

Madonna and Baby JC (After Raphael), 51” x 40”, acrylic and oil pastel on framed canvas, 2016

John Holcomb, Dapper Dude detail

John Holcomb, Dapper Dude detail

John Holcomb, The Bard detail

John Holcomb, The Bard detail

John Holcomb, Fruit Boy detail

John Holcomb, Fruit Boy detail

John Holcomb, Guitar Girl detail

John Holcomb, Guitar Girl detail

John Holcomb, 2016

John Holcomb, 2016