John De La O is a multimedia based Fine Artist whose unique collage to painting process results in nostalgic and powerful work, which resonates strongly with the viewer.
A native of Brooklyn, NY, John studied Fine Art and Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he honed his craft and fully formed his voice, working mostly with acrylic paint, watercolor, charcoal, pastels, pencil and ink. Most all his paintings are on canvas and paper.
JEAN-DANIEL SALVAT is a French Artist living in the South of France. He painted in Brooklyn N.Y. at the turn of the century.
EARLY WORK: “I paint on the reverse side of a transparent vinyl, then mounted on stretchers. Any tactile sign is, this way, erased from the work. No pictoral matter remains, just a smooth and shiny surface. I give the painting an ambiguous identity by intending it to work just as a facsimile of itself.
I deliberately focus on the production system of a painting, on the way it is perceived as an object. Nevertheless, without being reduced to a process, through different series, I want the work allowed to change indefinitely and open itself to any potentiality.”
New York, 1995
All work 2002: Acrylic modified on vinyl, 24″ x 20″ From the collection of Nancy Drew.
AVADA KEDAVRA – I means “I destroy as I speak”, contrary to the Aramaic word abracadabra, which means,”I create as I speak” We have said it, and thus it is so…..A night of conjured images and performance. Visual Art,Performance Art, readings, Visual art. Artists Ashli Sisk, Teresa Braun, Sarah Ruthless French and more.
This exhibit coincides with ‘The South Slope Artist’s Studio Tour’ and will run from March 29 until April 29th. This exhibition proudly presents some of the participating artists.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29th from 1 until 6pm (both days) the artists that work in the southern portion of Park Slope will be opening their studios to the general public. Freddy’s is open from 12 – 4pm everyday of the week. There will be no opening but there will be a closing on Sunday, April 29th from 6 to 8 pm. It will cap off the tour and will also be free and open to the public. For more info you may contact Daniel at 718-832-6143.