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John Wentz

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Lives in
San Francisco

Works in
San Francisco

Website

Schools
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2006, BFA

Tags
figurative, traditional, modern, surrealism, realism, pop

Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2014 Passages
111 Minna Gallery
 
Statement

John Wentz is a contemporary realist exploring the human condition through the lens of psychology and mythology. Inspired by the writings of psychologist Carl Jung, Wentz’s work explores how the archetype of the hero – and specifically the superhero – influences the human experience. Juxtaposing vintage comic book characters with surreal depictions of children, John aims to create a dialogue between his childhood and the childhood of today, which seem to lack or misunderstand this timeless archetype.

John was born and raised in the Bay Area and graduated with distinction from the Academy of Art University, where he won multiple awards. His work has been shown in international publications and resides in numerous private collections.

John currently teaches at his alma mater focusing on painting, drawing, human anatomy, color theory, and composition.

Recent Exhibits

John Wentz participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Passages
111 Minna Gallery
 
Sep, 2014 The Coaster Show Closing Party
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
 
Sep, 2014 Kubrick- An Art Show Tribute
Spoke Art
 
Sep, 2014 The 2nd Annual Coaster Show
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
 
Sep, 2014 Mashup
Hespe Gallery
 
Jul, 2014 Quentin vs. Coen
Spoke Art
 
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