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John Wentz

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Lives in
San Francisco

Works in
San Francisco


Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2006, BFA

figurative, traditional, modern, surrealism, realism, pop

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

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:

Jul, 2014 Quentin vs. Coen
Spoke Art
Jun, 2014 Spectrum
Ian Ross Gallery
Jun, 2014 OLYMPUS: Contemporary Portraits of the Ancient Gods
Modern Eden Gallery
May, 2014 Image Hungry
Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery
Apr, 2014 UNIVERSE: The Art of Existence
Modern Eden Gallery
Mar, 2014 In Dreams: An Art Show Tribute to David Lynch
Spoke Art
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