See the visually impacting artwork of Long Beach, John Barney at Berlin Bistro this Saturday 7-13-2019.
John Barney’s Bio:
John Barney is an abstract-expressionist artist in the Los Angeles area. A fan of art his whole life, he’s visited galleries across the country, incorporating many of the characteristics he’s observed from paintings he’s admired. Influences include French palette knife painter Christian Jequel, Leroy Neiman, and visionary artist Bill Martin. Though holding graduate degrees in psychology, he’s a self-taught artist, not bound by convention or formal training. He’s noted for his unique use of color,texture, and “psychological dimension” – the way a work of art communicates or evokes feelings or thoughts in the viewer, often subconsciously. He’s fascinated by how different people react and interpret the same work of art. Frequent themes in his work include “the passion of the performance,” and “self-discovery.” His hope is that his art helps you “discover something about yourself.” John often paints with a palette knife, feeling that texture adds to the emotional impact of a painting. He finds the controlled random elements of the knife stroke fascinating. In 2017, he had several solo exhibitions at the invitation of three California cities and has been featured in The Level 25 Art Journal, ARTiculAction Art Review, and Renee Longen’s book “FundamentallyFemale.” John’s work can be found in galleries and shows in the Los Angeles area – and he’s been collected as far away as Australia. His other passion is music – he’s working on his 5th CD and plays with his band,“The 11th Floor Band” (11thfloorband.com).