John Wentz

John Wentz

John Wentz
John Wentz is a contemporary painter whose process resides in an area between rigid technicality and honest expression. Working within the classical idiom of the human figure, his goal is to reduce and simplify the image to it’s core fundamentals: composition, color, and paint application. Wentz limits his palette to blue-greens and reds as a way to explore the emotive qualities and relationships of color while experimenting with cropping and vast negative space as the essence of composition. Paint application and brush strokes are broad and simplified as a means to connect and convey these ideas to the viewer in a way that only painting can. John was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His interest in art began at the age of 6 when he first discovered Batman and Spiderman comic books. After years of copying comics panel by panel he worked in the commercial arts as a muralist, billboard creator and freelance illustrator. After learning to paint by doing airbrushed billboards, he decided to pursue Fine Art and work in oils. Since then, he has had 3 solo exhibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His works have appeared in many publications and have won multiple awards. John now paints full time in his studio in Alameda, CA.
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Artist

Artwork

Abstract 26
John Wentz

Abstract 26

OIl

20 x 20 in

$900.00

Harbor
John Wentz

Harbor

Oil on paper

21.50 x 14.50 in

(On Hold)

Looking Forward to the Past, 2018
John Wentz

Looking Forward to the Past, 2018

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

$600.00

Reach
John Wentz

Reach

Oil on paper

21.50 x 14.50 in

$600.00

Tom
John Wentz

Tom

oil on copper leaf

5 x 5 in

$200.00

Jason
John Wentz

Jason

oil on gold leaf panel

5 x 5 in

(Sold)

Against the Sun
John Wentz

Against the Sun

Oil on paper

21.50 x 14.50 in

$600.00

Imprint 82
John Wentz

Imprint 82

Mixed Media

20 x 16 in

$1,400.00

Manhattan
John Wentz

Manhattan

Oil

8 x 10 in

$400.00

Subway Passenger
John Wentz

Subway Passenger

Oil on wood palette

12 x 9 in

$600.00

Visage
John Wentz

Visage

Oil on paper

21.50 x 14.50 in

$600.00

Return
John Wentz

Return

Oil on paper

21.50 x 14.50 in

(Sold)

Brooklyn
John Wentz

Brooklyn

Oil

12 x 12 in

$600.00

Leah
John Wentz

Leah

oil on copper leaf

5 x 5 in

$200.00

Money is the only story that everyone believes, 2018
John Wentz

Money is the only story that everyone believes, 2018

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

$600.00

Sunken
John Wentz

Sunken

Oil on paper

21.50 x 14.50 in

(Sold)

Abstract 15
John Wentz

Abstract 15

Oil

20 x 20 in

(Sold)

There's No Shame in Bad Dreams, 2018
John Wentz

There's No Shame in Bad Dreams, 2018

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

(Sold)

Ghosts We Make for Ourselves, 2018
John Wentz

Ghosts We Make for Ourselves, 2018

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

$600.00

Lineage
John Wentz

Lineage

Oil on paper

21.50 x 14.50 in

$600.00

Mosaic, 2018
John Wentz

Mosaic, 2018

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

$600.00

The Bronx
John Wentz

The Bronx

Oil

8 x 10 in

$400.00

Adrift
John Wentz

Adrift

Oil on paper

21.50 x 14.50 in

(Sold)

Unsung
John Wentz

Unsung

Oil on paper

21.50 x 14.50 in

(Sold)

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