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John Waiblinger

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Growing Flowers, 2017 Digital Art 13.75"W X 24"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Blue Eyes, 2012 Digital Art 16"W X 20"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Ghost, 2017 Digital Art 13.5"W X 24"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Satyricon Libre, 2018 Digi 13" X 16" © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Hustler Midnight, 2018 Digital Art 16" X 16" © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Despair, 2015 Digital Art 10.6"W X 16"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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City of Angels, 2014 Digital Art 20"W X 16"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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La Petite Mort, 2014 Digital Art 16"W X 12.8"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Ephemeral Sonata, 2014 Digital Art 20"W X 16"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Tender Masculinities, 2017 Digital Art 20"W X 16"H © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Gently I Hold You, 2014 Digital Art 13.6"Wx20"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Feelings, 2017 Digital Art 10.6"X16" © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Bamboo, 2014 Digital Art 9"W X 16"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Dreamscape, 2018 Digital Art 15"X20" © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Lotus in the City, 2018 Digita 16" X 11" © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Morning Glories, 2017 Digital Art 15.5"X24" © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Summer Sunset, 2017 Digital Art 16"W X 24"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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GlassWear, 2017 Digital Art 10.5"W X 16"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Enchanted Garden, 2017 Digital Art 12.5"W X 24"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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City Boy, 2018 Digital Art 16" X 9.75" © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Urban Forrest, 2017 Digital Art 24"W X 36"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Holding Your Flower, 2014 Digital Art 15"Wx20"H © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Golden Mirage, 2018 D 13" X 17" © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Silk, 2017 Digital Art 11.375"W X 20"L © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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California Dreaming, 2018 Dig 13" X 19" © John Waiblinger, Limited Edition prints available
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Artist Statement:

In my art I explore the mystery of why I find some men so beautiful and so intriguing.  I use found images from the Internet's vast store of gay pornography, and combine them with my own photographs to articulate a relationship with those men. I consider the work Post Photography in that I am "making" a new photograph that is specific to my internal point of view.

The work presents the men I've appropriated via their pornographic performance and reconstructs them within the realm of my imagination. I manipulate these images to portray a masculinity that celebrates softness and a different type of edge, creating a tension between the  normative and the transgressive. Pornography tends to objectify whereas I prefer to romanticize. My intent is to explore how such juxtaposition can broaden perceptions and understandings of masculinity.

 

John Waiblinger is a new media artist who explores masculinity and desire through his Post Photography compositions. Hailing from an academic background with degrees in English, Women's Studies and Library Science, Waiblinger redefined himself as an artist in his early 60s, first exhibiting his work at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) in 2014. Since then he has continued to exhibit in galleries and has established a small group of collectors. His most recent work was a collaborative installation project  with artist Sean Yang at the Cerritos College Fine Arts Department  focused on the "coming out process". Waiblinger is a member artist of LACDA and was accepted as a member of the Los Angeles Art Association this year.  

 

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

1984       M.L.S. -Masters in Library Science
    Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information and Library Science, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1978       B.A. - English, Certificate in Women's Studies
    Rutgers University, Livingston College, New Brunswick, New Jersey


SELECTED EXHIBITS:

2018:

May 2018, 3rd Prize Winner, Expanding Boundaries, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA
May 2018, LACDA Annual Represented Artist Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
April 2018, Group Show, Visions for HIMEROS, Artists Corner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
March 2018, Solo show with Sean Yang, Window Dressings, Cerritos College Fine Arts, Cerritos, CA
February 2018, Dirty Show 19, International Erotic Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
January 2018,  Postcards from the Edge, Benefit show for Visual AIDS, New York, NY

2017:

December 2017, Group Show, Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
December 2017, "LA OPEN" Group Show, tag Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
November 2017, "Off the Wall" - Small Works Exhibition at Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA
October 2017, Featured artist, Greenleaf Gallery, Beaver Meadows, PA
September 2017, Group Show, Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
July 2017, Featured artist, Pink Noise, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
June 2017, PROUD, Celebrating the Art of LGBT Artists, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
April 2017, LACDA Annual Represented Artist Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
February 2017, Dirty Show 18, International Erotic Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
January 2017, UnPresidented - The Inaugural Show, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
January 2017,  Postcards from the Edge, a Benefit show for Visual AIDS, New York, NY

2016:

October 2016, Displayed Artist, Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival, Los Angeles, CA
September 2016, Featured Artist, Art Saves Lives Gallery, San Francisco, CA
August 2016, Play: Open Call 2016, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
July 2016, L.A.ndscapes III, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
July 2016, Featured Artist, Homosurrealism Hollywood Premier, MoDa Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
April 2016, LACDA Annual Represented Artist Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
February 2016, Dirty Show 17, International Erotic Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
January 2016,  Postcards from the Edge, a Benefit show for Visual AIDS, New York, NY
January 2016, Beyond Boundaries, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
January 2016, PhotoLA, Artists Corner Gallery - Round Hole, Square Peg Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA


 

2015 and 2014:

June 2015, Solar Spectrum, Group Show at M.D. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
May 2015, Exhibited at the Grand Opening, Brad Brafford LGBT Center on 4th, Santa Ana, CA
April 2015, LACDA 11th Anniversary Represented Artist Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
April 2015, Faces, Juried Show, Orange County Creatives, Laguna Beach, CA
March 2015, Electron Salon, Group Show at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
February 2015, Dirty Show 16, International Erotic Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
January 2015, 215 Movement - Art Takes the Stage, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
December 2014, Snap to Grid, Group Exhibition at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
December 2014, Holiday Group Show, M.D. Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
November 2014, Group Exhibition at CMI Gallery, Anaheim, CA
June 2014, Group Exhibition at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

PRESS:

Featured Artist in Robert Summers' talk at the California Art Association 2018 conference: 
                https://www.facebook.com/thequeerar...
DiversionsLA, January 2018: http://diversionsla.com/john-waibli...
John Hopper, April 2017: http://djohnhopper.blogspot.co.uk/2...
Featured Artist, Sachet Mixte Themes: Male Nudes (Volume 7) December, 2015
                http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/15...
Winter 2015/16, art featured in RFD Magazine (http://www.rfdmag.org/index.php)
Featured Artist, Sachet Mixte Arts Journal Fifth Edition, May 2014,
                http://www.amazon.com/Sachet-Mixte-...
Featured Artist, Noisy Rain Gay Art Magazine, July 2014, http://www.noisyrain.com/vol4.html
Featured Artist, 1 Man, 100 Faces, December 2014,
                http://www.lulu.com/shop/no-going-b...

ARTIST TALKS:

February 2018, Artist talk at Open Show LA, Fabrik Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
September 2015, HomoEros book reading & art show, Stories Books & Cafe, Los Angeles, CA


BOOK:

HomoEros, Meditations on Gay Love & Longing  (art book featuring 71 images):
(http://www.amazon.com/HomoEros-Medi... Mixte/dp/1511812087)

SELECTED COLLECTORS:

David Russo, Long Beach, CA
Michael F. Stample, Los Angeles, CA
Steve Glicken, Beaver Meadows, PA
Capone Fine Art, San Francisco, CA