John McAllister

  • , crackle roselike sleepy, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    154,9 x 119,4 cm
    61 x 47 inches
  • , murmur rustling melody, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    142,2 x 142,2 cm
    56 x 56 inches
  • , seemed serene blazing, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    104,1 x 78,7 cm
    41 x 31 inches
  • , tread soft summery, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    104,1 x 78,7 cm
    41 x 31 inches
  • , night bright flashing, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    142,2 x 88,9 cm
    56 x 35 inches
  • , serenest clamor sultry, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    182,9 x 426,7 cm
    72 x 168 inches
  • , cinder bright beckoning, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    180,3 x 149,9 cm
    71 x 59 inches
  • , sea songs glittering, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    83,8 x 61 cm
    33 x 24 inches
  • , dusk deserted walking wilds, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    83,8 x 61 cm
    33 x 24 inches
  • , dawn deserted dazing, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    180,3 x 149,9 cm
    71 x 59 inches
  • , spiry splendent, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    241,3 x 180,3 cm
    95 x 71 inches
  • , dreamy gleaming, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    154,9 x 119,4 cm
    61 x 47 inches
  • , some rhapsodies radiant, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    182,9 x 426,7 cm
    72 x 168 inches
  • , hued dreamy beaming, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    83,8 x 61 cm
    33 x 24 inches
  • , susurrus surrounds us, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    154,9 x 119,4 cm
    61 x 47 inches
  • , powdery galactic wandering stars, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    241,3 x 180,3 cm
    95 x 71 inches
  • , celestial shanty sung, 2016
    Oil on canvas
    104,1 x 78,7 cm
    41 x 31 inches
  • , be barely bellicose, 2015
    Oil on canvas
    119,4 x 96,5 cm
  • , confections celestial clamoring, 2015
    Oil on canvas
    119,4 x 96,5 cm
  • , chorus runs riot, 2014
    Oil on canvas
    231,1 x 190,5 cm
  • , in distant glitter, 2014
    Oil on canvas
    218,4 x 190,5 cm
  • , an intenser calm, 2014
    Oil on canvas
    190,5 x 218,4 cm

The influences of French masters such as Matisse, Bonnard, or Braque during his fauvist period reveal John McAllister’s obsession with the spectral qualities of light and its capture. The vibrant palette concentrated on a close range of colors (often lavenders, reds and purples) produces a distinctive and luxuriant blast. In his large-scale paintings and panoramas, the dualism of flat picture surface and illusionistic depth upsets traditional perspective. Against backgrounds of geometric or foliate patterns that suggest exotic textiles, ersatz wallpaper or other artworks, each work depicts a still life, landscape or decorative interior often elegant yet bordering on the decadent. Opening a window which is simultaneously poetic and metaphoric, John McAllister is playing both the role of contemporary viewer and artist.


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