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John Longbow

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The Protest on Film, 11/2012 Matt Paper 20 X 40 © john Longbow Gallery
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Protest in bangladesh, 11/2012 Glossy Paper 20 X 40 © john Longbow Gallery
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The Decipherment, 09/2012 Glossy Paper 40 X 40 © john Longbow Gallery
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South Tower Treason, 09/2011 Matt Paper 40x20 © john Longbow Gallery
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The Festival, 03/2012 Glossy Paper 40x20 © john Longbow Gallery
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Whats in the Sun, 10/2012 Glossy Paper 20 X 20 © john Longbow Gallery
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Another Film Protest "And the Flag", 09/2012 Matt Paper 20 X 20 © john Longbow Gallery
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Car Bomb, 09/2010 Matt Paper 20 X 20 © john Longbow Gallery
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Pissed off in Pakastan, 03/2009 Glossy Paper 20 X 40 © john Longbow Gallery
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oh those prostests, 09/2012 Matt Paper 20 X 40 © john Longbow Gallery
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More 911 Treason , 09/2011 Matt Paper 20 X 40 © john Longbow Gallery
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Doloris Flower, 03/2012 Glossy Paper 20 X 20 © john Longbow Gallery
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The Smiling Pumkin, 10/2012 Glossy Paper 20 X 20 © john Longbow Gallery
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The Man and the Pug, 07/2012 Matt Paper 40 X 40 © john Longbow Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
clovis California
Birth year
1968
Lives in
Rio Rancho New Mexico
Works in
Rio Rancho New Mexico
Schools
UCSC (University of California Santa Cruz), 1987, Music
Roberto Venn School of Luthierie, 1986, Luthierie
Representing galleries
Canal Gallery , Capitol 1 Gallery Plano Texas and Richmond Virginia, Contemperary Art Online
Tags
digital photo manipulation street-art/graffiti/pop, digital photo manipulation digital, pop, realism, video-art, surrealism, modern, photography, digital, abstract
Bio
About John Longbow:
John Longbow, who resides in New Mexico, is a professional musician, Luthier “Guitar builder” and Image Manipulator.  John has a BA in Music, with a Minor in Industrial Manufacturing.  John began manipulating photographs while on the road playing with the band.  While in Mexico, John was taught to look at images beyond their traditional physical presence. 
 
John’s Personal Statement:
"Through pictures, symbols and totems; I see the spirit of the image.  I then manipulate the image to speak what I see.  I hope these images stop you… and make you think differently." 
Comments by the Assistant Curator
John Longbow’s manipulated photographs are visually intense.  Longbow wants to find the spirituality in the environment, both natural and man-made.  His goal is to create a totem of each piece.  A totem is when an object is believed to have spiritual significance and is adopted by its symbol.  Longbow’s piece, Effigy of Baba Ramdez, is a great illustration of finding the totem. Baba Ramdez popularized yoga, an already spiritual exercise.  The image puts Ramdez in the center of some kind of Indian protest.  Ramdez has become the totem for health conscious Indians.
 
Mandala is a common form of spiritual art for the Hindus and the Buddhists. They are well known to be created of geometric shapes and to grasp the spirit. More recently, Christian mandala’s can be found and portraits and an environment can even be seen.  Longbow has chosen a more contemporary version to find the spirit through art by capturing events and abstracting the scene later.
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To meet John Longbow and view his magnificient images in person, he will be showing at the Capitol 1 Art Show being held on November 2.  Below is the address for the show:


Capitol 1 Show
7933 Preston Road
Plano, TX 75024-2359