John Hudson is a Los Angeles based fine artist. Growing up around very influential New York artists, he was introduced to art and the art world at a young age. Having worked as an art assistant for several significant artists during his art school years, John gained a great deal of knowledge about the different mediums, techniques and concepts. With endless resources at hand during this time, he experimented a great deal. His path out of art school led him to tackle art direction for ad agencies and television with the fine art esthetics he embraced. As a successful art and creative director for a major studio, John was awarded five Emmy’s and numerous design awards throughout the years. During those years he never stopped working on his paintings or personal creative projects. John has now chosen the path of being a full-time fine artist and is focusing on painting.
In the past 3 years, my work is exploring the ways to communicate and draw emotion
through painting - creating tension between tranquility and disruption / uncertainty and
resolve / the familiar and the unfamiliar. These works are simultaneously personal by
the use of various, connecting narratives and metaphors and at the same time leave an
element of mystery and discovery.
In this discovery of communication and emotion, exploring different materials plays a
role in conveying my philosophies. The past couple years, I’ve been using fiberglass
and resin - naturally these mediums create a great deal of inconsistencies and adds to
the narrative. The resin can evoke tranquility and yet become disruptive - also creating
the perfect and the imperfect, in the quest for balance and resolve. Coming from a
graphic designer background, I like to use visual information from everyday life to add to
the narrative - this could be in the form of words, reproductions of paintings, personal
drawings, geometric/organic shapes and more.