about my work / work in prog - G John Rees
About My Work and IEven before going through the astronaut/superhero/secret agent phase - which I don't think I've totally escaped in all honesty! - I wanted to be an artist. Indeed, art has always been a treasured part of my life, in varying ways. Completing a masters degree in art and design in 2007, blew my mind wide open and of course considerably developed my artistic practice, particularly in the field of graphic design.Although some of my work can be quite conceptual and witty, much of it is pure and simple eye-candy! The body of images in this site reflect some of my disparate tastes, interests, media and moods. Consequently, I don't have a clear style, although there are certain recurring themes and subjects : particularly identity and trees! Some of the galleries are punctuated with examples of my graphic design work and the occasional painting (more of which can be seen via the link to my other website), which all adds to the eclectic mix. You'll see that I tend to adopt a square format, partly to help unify the images but also as a nod to my ongoing love for album cover artwork and a nostalgia for the excitement and look of Polaroid instant photos.I hope that you'll enjoy loosing yourself for a while in my galleries.Thanks for visiting,John

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As I recall, my earliest aspiration was to be an artist and in varying ways art has always been an important part of my life. My practise - particularly my graphic design work - career and mindset developed considerably as a result of completing a masters degree in art and design, in 2007.

Although some of my work can be quite academic and conceptual, much of it is pure and simple eye-candy! The body of images in this site reflect many of my different tastes, interests and moods and consequently I don't have a particularly clear style; although there are certain recurring themes. I tend to adopt a square format, partly to add some more unity to them but also in quite a

We are all multi-faceted beings,

Over

My varied work reflects the notion that the eye, mind, heart, life and world can be fickle entities

My work reflects

My life, education and career have taken me in several directions and my work reflects not only this diversity, but also the multifaceted nature of myself as a human being and aspects of this often

This microcosm

I think that my tastes and interests are too diverse to give my work a single style, however


The visual arts, in varied forms, have always played an important part of my life and following completing a Masters Degree in Art and Design in 2007, they form much of my professional life. My work as a graphic designer often informs my photographic and other artistic practices, both in terms of ideas and the resulting visuals.The square format of much of my work, I believe, is in part borne of nostalgia - particularly for Polaroids and album covers. Indeed music has played quite a significant part in the formation of my sense of "self." Although you'll see quite a few vividly positive and unashamedly twee images, my inner goth is very much alive and kicking   ...or perhaps I should say "Undead! Undead!" ;)  Consequently, within these galleries youAlthough in many ways my photos are quite diverse, certain themes recur that a certain soulfulness quality emes and styles, conceptual and academic. The dominant square format of the images helps to unifyidentity, surveillance, social commentary, technology, sci-fi, poignant, subtle witfun pignant or simply eyecandy, laugh, think, lose yourself for a while melancholy dark-edgedDifferent facets of my personality. Jester - mysterious duality PlayfulTrees - life but also the passage of time. dychotemyIncreasingly drawn towards abstracted. Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy.Lose yourself for a whileThe visual arts have always played an important part of my life and following completing a Masters Degree in Art and Design in 2007, they also form much of my professional life. My work as a graphic designer often informs my photographic and other artistic practices, both in terms of ideas and the resulting visuals.The square format of much of my work, I believe, is in part borne of nostalgia - particularly for Polaroids and album covers. Indeed music has played quite a significant part in the formation of my sense of "self." Although you'll see quite a few vividly positive and unashamedly twee images, my inner goth is very much alive and kicking   ...or perhaps I should say "Undead! Undead!" ;)  Consequently, the joy that I hope some of the images will give you maybe a little offset by works that are more detached, solitary - an often film noir vibe. A delicate balancing act that mirrors life.


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