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John Boak: Paintings

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808 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO 80204

Fri 1-8pm | Sat 1-5pm

Opening Friday March 8, 2019 5-8pm

By appointment: 303-777-6226

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

  • shimokitazawa
    Shimokitazawa 下北沢
    oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2018
  • York Street
    Oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2016
  • West 46th Street #2
    West 46th Street #2
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2016
  • snowboarder
    Half Pipe 1
    oil on canvas | 48" x 48" | 2018
  • 46the Street
    West 46th St.
    Oil on panel | 42"x60"| 2015
  • cab
    Cab
    Oil on panel | 48"x48" | 2014

february | urban

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • osaka bluer 0285
    Osaka Blur 0285
    aluminum print
  • coffee
    Coffee
    aluminum print
  • gucci shinjuku tokyo
    Gucci Shinjuku
    aluminum print
  • labor temple
    Astoria Labor Temple
    aluminum prints
  • doors
    Doors
    aluminum print
  • Osaka Window 1
    Osaka Window 1
  • Hamilton Steel
    Working on the Hamilton
    aluminum print
  • oska canal 0280
    Osaka Canal 0280
    aluminum print
  • SW Plaza
    Aluminum Print
  • Escalators 2
    aluminum prints
  • osaka
    Osaka 0287
    aluminum prints
  • vehicular abstraction
    Vehicular Abstraction
    aluminum prints
  • Westin DIA
    Westin DIA 4189
    aluminum prints
  • shimokitazawa
    Shimokitazawa 下北沢
    oil on linen | 48" x 48" | 2018
  • Coors Field Fans
    Coors Field
    Aluminum Print
  • museum of contemporary art denver
    MCA Denver
    Aluminum Print
  • tokyo imperial palace grounds restaurants
    Eats at Tokyo Imperial Palace Gardens
    aluminum print
  • Hamilton Building
    Night Hamilton #1
    aluminum print
  • Blue Bear
    aluminum prints
  • Head Light 6
    aluminum prints
  • beinecke abstration
    Rare Box
    aluminum print
  • Stare digital painting
    Stare
    Aluminum Print
  • reubens koons vuitton
    Reubens Koons Vuitton
  • diavita terrace
    Davita Terrace
    aluminum print
 

digital paintings

A selection of prints on aluminum

  • Night Light
    Aluminum prints
  • Hoodie
    Hoodie
    aluminum prints
  • Sun Jewels
    aluminum prints
  • Blue White
    Aluminum prints
  • November 7
    aluminum prints
  • December 25
    Aluminum prints
  • idaho
    Idaho 0533
    aluminum prints
  • gra
    Grass Curls 1
    aluminum prints
  • Grass Three
    aluminum print
  • ferrari
    Ferrari
    aluminum prints
  • todaiji bhudda
    Todaiji Bhudda
    aluminum prints
  • Escalators 2
    aluminum prints
  • sprague hall
    Sprague Hall
  • evegenia medvedeva
    Skater 1184
    aluminum prints
  • Head Light 6
    aluminum prints
  • Grass Curl
    Grass Curl 3709
    aluminum prints
  • old wood
    Old Wood
    aluminum prints
  • December 1
    December 1
    aluminum prints
  • Roxborough
    Roxborough
    aluminum prints
  • horyuji railing
    Horyuji Railing
    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