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