John Turner

Paintings/Mixed Media


Contact Information

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Artist Statement

John Turner, is an artist, based in Philadelphia, PA.

Working mainly in larger scale Abstracts, delving into, and blurring the lines with Minimalism, and the Color Field, styles. He manipulates raw canvas and string, onto canvas… Along with: acrylic, oil stick, enamel paints, animation acrylics, and recently: 24k gold leaf, silver leaf, and acrylic chalkboard paint.

Canvases can have up to 50 layers of paint…
TITLES are simple. The works are anything but… Juxtaposing: shapes, spider like lines, and layer upon layer of color, or monochromatic paint, forming shadowy images, and producing a melting dream-like window effect.The final piece, is a heavily manipulated landscape, that plays with: light, form, and color, or lack of color. 
PAINTINGS can have one meaning when viewed close, and quite another impression when seen from across a room. (The way sound waves can appear as a thin line, when seen from afar, but when amplified hundreds of times, come across as cavernous).

John Turner, has Works in private collections from: Princeton, New Jersey, to Los Angles, California.

John Turner, originally from Montreal, Canada, now lives and works, in the United States, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Paintings, should be viewed in person, to truly understand their impact, and depth.

Selected Exhibitions

3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2nd Annual Community Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

New Hope Art League, Stockton, NJ
Juried Exhibition

Artist Round Up: for the Run Free Ranch, Artworks of Trenton, Trenton, NJ

2nd Annual Juried Group Show, Sherman Mills, Philadelphia, PA

Omega Group, Wayne, PA

Toppers Spa, Philadelphia, PA


InLiquid Benefit v.14, Icebox Project, Philadelphia, PA


Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
BA, Art, Animation/Film and Photography



Images copyright © John Turner

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