John McAllister

be delirious reveries ringing


Brussels

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

  • , striking sound lavish-like blazing, 2022
    Double arched oil on canvas
    165.1 x 276.9 cm
    65 x 109 in
  • , splendid hued glowy, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    182.9 cm (diameter)
    72 in (diameter)
  • , ablaze lustrous no less, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    182.9 cm (diameter)
    72 in (diameter)
  • , some delirious pageant, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    167.6 x 203.2 cm
    66 x 80 in
  • , much melody made, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    111.8 x 152.4 cm
    44 x 60 in
  • , oh great and taciturn tumult, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    111.8 x 152.4 cm
    44 x 60 in
  • , pomp sometimes splendor, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    127 x 99.1 cm
    50 x 39 in
  • , beams bellow beckoning, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    127 x 99.1 cm
    50 x 39 in
  • , plumes haughty shimmering, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    127 x 99.1 cm
    50 x 39 in
  • , brilliant crowned hymns buzzing, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    127 x 99.1 cm
    50 x 39 in
  • , splendent seeming revel ready, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    127 x 99.1 cm
    50 x 39 in
  • , carols clamor lush-like, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    119.4 cm (diameter)
    47 in (diameter)
  • , exalts chorus calling, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    68.6 x 88.9 cm
    27 x 35 in
  • , bee full swarming with, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    68.6 x 88.9 cm
    27 x 35 in
  • , flares luster-like gamboling, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    68.6 x 88.9 cm
    27 x 35 in
  • , radiant sound ring out resound, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    68.6 x 88.9 cm
    27 x 35 in
  • , luminesce no less, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    58.4 x 45.7 cm
    23 x 18 in
  • , sought spells beaming, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    58.4 x 45.7 cm
    23 x 18 in
  • , sometimes be beatific, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    58.4 x 45.7 cm
    23 x 18 in
  • , luster glowing grows, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    58.4 x 45.7 cm
    23 x 18 in
  • , serenest surrounds abounds, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    58.4 x 45.7 cm
    23 x 18 in
  • , was radiant blushing, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    58.4 x 45.7 cm
    23 x 18 in
  • , unless hued hearty, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    58.4 x 45.7 cm
    23 x 18 in
  • , glowing spells exalt, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    30.5 x 22.9 cm
    12 x 9 in
  • , with much susurrus, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    30.5 x 22.9 cm
    12 x 9 in
  • , after dark teeming, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    30.5 x 22.9 cm
    12 x 9 in
  • , guided unto fathoms, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    30.5 x 22.9 cm
    12 x 9 in
  • , be leafed swaying, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    30.5 x 22.9 cm
    12 x 9 in
  • , much lush gleaming, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    30.5 x 22.9 cm
    12 x 9 in
  • , cascade rosy rambles, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    30.5 x 22.9 cm
    12 x 9 in
  • , some luster lately, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    30.5 x 22.9 cm
    12 x 9 in
  • , incandesce hurrahs heard, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    68.6 x 88.9 cm
    27 x 35 in

Press release

Almine Rech Brussels is pleased to announce John McAllister's third solo exhibition with the gallery. 

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.

- Jonathan Griffin, writer and art critic