John Boak

paint

Oil paint just feels good. It is in no hurry. Oil lingers. It remembers the moment. The daily changes of slow drying oil suggest new pathways while closing off others. Oil honors commitment and rewards us with depth of feeling.

digital

Bits are agile. Digital painting frees development of the idea. Layers, color shifts, undoing, brushes, smudges, erasers, layer interactions: all serve the speedy feedback loops of learning. I like low-friction image evolution. Can I surprise me?

process

My tools let me be a hunter gatherer of the daily image. I walk & I curate the world. My images are icons of the moment. Whispers of feeling. Lines with logic. Jewels of the earth. The now is quick. It makes digital seem slow and painting glacial. I am grateful for eyes, hands & tools.

oil paintings

  • York Street
    Oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2016
  • West 46th Street #2
    West 46th Street #2
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2016
  • cab
    Cab
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2014
  • 46the Street
    West 46th St.
    Oil on panel | 42"x60"| 2015
  • shimokitazawa
    Shimokitazawa 下北沢
    oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2018

september | urban

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • tokyo imperial palace grounds restaurants
    Eats at Tokyo Imperial Palace Gardens
    aluminum print
  • gucci shinjuku tokyo
    Gucci Shinjuku
    aluminum print
  • beinecke abstration
    Rare Box
    aluminum print
  • reubens koons vuitton
    Reubens Koons Vuitton
  • oska canal 0280
    Osaka Canal 0280
    aluminum print
  • coffee
    Coffee
    aluminum print
  • shimokitazawa
    Shimokitazawa 下北沢
    oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2018
  • osaka
    Osaka 0287
    aluminum prints
  • Escalators 2
    aluminum prints
  • osaka bluer 0285
    Osaka Blur 0285
    aluminum print
  • museum of contemporary art denver
    MCA Denver
    Aluminum Print
  • Osaka Window 1
    Osaka Window 1
  • SW Plaza
    Aluminum Print
  • Stare digital painting
    Stare
    Aluminum Print
  • Westin DIA
    Westin DIA 4189
    aluminum prints
  • doors
    Doors
    aluminum print
 

digital paintings

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • Hoodie
    Hoodie
    aluminum prints
  • Grass Curl
    Grass Curl 3709
    aluminum prints
  • gra
    Grass Curls 1
    aluminum prints
  • Night Light
    Aluminum prints
  • Escalators 2
    aluminum prints
  • horyuji railing
    Horyuji Railing
    aluminum prints
  • Ripples
    Ripples
    aluminum print
  • Bar Aspen
    Bar Aspen
    alumninum print
  • December 22
    December 22
    aluminum print
  • old wood
    Old Wood
    aluminum prints
  • evegenia medvedeva
    Skater 1184
    aluminum prints
  • Jaguar
    aluminum print
  • bristlecone 2133
    Bristlecone 2133
    aluminum print
  • Blue White
    Aluminum prints
  • Bristlecone
    aluminum print
  • ferrari
    Ferrari
    aluminum prints
  • Roxborough
    Roxborough
    aluminum prints
  • cassini
    Cassini
    aluminum print
  • one seven
    One Seven
    aluminum prints
  • todaiji bhudda
    Todaiji Bhudda
    aluminum prints
 

commissions

commissions & public art

  • cobank waterleaf grandgulch
    CoBank
    CoBank | Aluminum Prints
  • Maring Stairwell
    Stairwell Aluminum Prints
  • elmoro rest area colorado
    El Moro Rest Area, Colorado
    aluminum, bronze, steel, glass, slate glyphs in architecture
  • Yamoransa ICTC glyphs
    Yamoransa ICTC Library
    Acrylic mural
  • kenkey ladies and volunteers
    Yamoransa ICTC Home Ec
    acrylic mural
  • St. Joseph Hospital
    St. Joseph Hospital
    oil on panel
  • Lavoir
    Oil on Birch Ply, 47"x53"
  • Palace
    Palace
    Palace Oil on Birch Ply 47"x47" January 2010