John Vieno is an artist who takes joy in the sheer brilliance of paint. It is nearly impossible to look at one of John’s paintings without the slightest desire to pick at the sumptuous colors, slathered, dabbed, plopped, thrown, dripped or otherwise fused with the canvas.
“I’m an expressive, abstract painter. I am excited by the alchemical, physical, and emotive nature of paint itself, as a subject, and its interplay with other materials I use in my work, My work documents and expresses emotional states through forms within structures or zones of abstraction. Since narrative exists within the material context, it is the exploration of physical interplay of materials that allows me to express emotion, spirituality, impermanence, and other human conditions.
Working with paint as a sculptural tool, I enjoy experiencing its viscosity and gravity. Each type of paint and artistic material is an alchemical ingredient that transforms when brought into concert with another.
I present a global perspective on contemporary abstract art. I create with passion as it relates to the emotional perception of color.”