Canadian-South African artist John Faul creates paintings that delve into the intricate nuances of the human experience. Working in oil and acrylic, Faul expertly intertwines personal encounters and diverse cultural influences to craft profound narratives. Faul's artistic process is deeply shaped by the loss of his parents and his ongoing battle with depression.
This introspective approach allows him to delve into themes of self-awareness, embodiment, and the human psyche. His figurative paintings create a bridge between emotions and experiences, inviting viewers into a realm where their intersections converge.
He says, "In our times the human body is so sexualized, traumatized, and medicated. My work examines the ideas currently used to hoard, camouflage, lobotomize, and exploit us as persons. My paintings done in mixed media are expressive abstractions and active critiques of my experiences within a physical body."