John Abrams

Horseman #1
, 2010
Oil on panel 16 x 20 inches
courtesy the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $2,000

John Abram's artistic practice over the last few years has been primarily involved in an investigation of the possibilities of translating existing cinema into the language of painting. The reworking of formal, conceptual and aesthetical ideas across visual art mediums has been an exciting and informative endevour, allowing for involvement in the current dialogue of time based work and addressing challenges to more traditional ways of making art, like painting and sculpture. Film acts as a shortcut to reality, and we are well versed in film’s strategies of presentation that we often describe our personal lives and personal realities in filmic terms.