Artist
John Gardner Sauquoit, New York

John’s meticulous collages are crafted from vintage materials such as old textbooks, magazines, found paper, and even embroidery. The resulting images exist in another world characterized by a magical, cinematic quality. Each piece creates a unique story that teeters on the edges of surrealism and science fiction. The viewer is left contemplating the relationship between the shapes and figures in the scenes. John’s collages are further marked by their clean aesthetics and precise execution. He is based in New York, where he is the Director of Visual Arts & Exhibitions at View Arts in the Adirondack Mountains.

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    About The Artist

    John’s meticulous collages are crafted from vintage materials such as old textbooks, magazines, found paper, and even embroidery. The resulting images exist in another world characterized by a magical, cinematic quality. Each piece creates a unique story that teeters on the edges of surrealism and science fiction. The viewer is left contemplating the relationship between the shapes and figures in the scenes. John’s collages are further marked by their clean aesthetics and precise execution. He is based in New York, where he is the Director of Visual Arts & Exhibitions at View Arts in the Adirondack Mountains.

    Artist Statement

    My goal is to create moments that ask the viewer to question what they are looking at, what they are surrounded by. I negotiate a perception of space based on the quality and intangibility of line. Illusionary dimensional space is developed in relation to actual materials found in the construction of buildings. Linear elements are implied and assembled through the use of thin taught strings, large wooden structures, paper fabrications, and assemblages of wooden forms.

    Scale shifts play a vital role in my work. Model space exists as a miniature for a viewer to project into, which acts in opposition to a response elicited from a life size object. The goal is to create a duality of experiencing space both as a projection into a miniature and as a physical experience, comparable to our perception of our surroundings.

    Artist Background

    University of Oregon
    Master of Fine Arts, 2010

    SUNY Potsdam

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2007

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