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

Leah
John Wentz

Leah

oil on copper leaf

5 x 5 in

$200.00

Mosaic
John Wentz

Mosaic

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

$600.00

Abstract 15
John Wentz

Abstract 15

Oil

20 x 20 in

(Sold)

Brooklyn
John Wentz

Brooklyn

Oil

12 x 12 in

$600.00

Looking Forward to the Past
John Wentz

Looking Forward to the Past

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

$600.00

Subway Passenger
John Wentz

Subway Passenger

Oil on wood palette

12 x 9 in

$600.00

Jason
John Wentz

Jason

oil on gold leaf panel

5 x 5 in

(Sold)

Ghosts We Make for Ourselves
John Wentz

Ghosts We Make for Ourselves

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

$600.00

Manhattan
John Wentz

Manhattan

Oil

8 x 10 in

$400.00

The Bronx
John Wentz

The Bronx

Oil

8 x 10 in

$400.00

There's No Shame in Bad Dreams
John Wentz

There's No Shame in Bad Dreams

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

(Sold)

Imprint 82
John Wentz

Imprint 82

Mixed Media

20 x 16 in

$1,400.00

Money is the only story that everyone believes
John Wentz

Money is the only story that everyone believes

oil on wood panel

10 x 10 in

$600.00

Tom
John Wentz

Tom

oil on copper leaf

5 x 5 in

$200.00

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