John Harrison

Coming from a sculptural background, I see my artwork as an extension of a drawing. When I have identified an image to transform, I immediately start to visualize the transition from 2D-3D and explore the possibilities of bringing a flat surface to life, creating 3D tonal drawings. I like to refer to my artwork as positive stencil art.

Unlike sprayed on wall stencil art, I bring together the elements that have been taken away from the stencil and begin to assemble what otherwise would be thrown away. Viewed up close, my images are a collection of materials glued together and are fascinatingly abstract, but from a short distance the image clearly emerges.

For me, the process is the most rewarding aspect of my work.

‘it is what it is, and what it is, is’.

John Harrison

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