In this new series of works John White investigates the sculptural and architectural splendour of construction techniques that are visually obscured or hidden between our mundane walls. The complexities and repetition of patterning draw the viewer’s attention to the marvels of structural entities with a simplistic purpose. John White is an artist whose practice is infused by the wonders of discovery and history, that which has shaped and influenced our world. He likens this diverse subject matter to how his life has taken many paths, and believes that his heritage, working career and education have all stemmed from his relationship as an artisan with the tools of his trades and practices. John threads these ideals through his sculptural works and production line, both of which encompass his passion for craftsmanship and making.
John has been a practicing craftsperson since undertaking an apprenticeship in furniture making in the early 1980’s. He completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, majoring in glass, in 2013 at the Australian National University. John currently has a studio practice based at Canberra Glassworks. John has received high recognition and acclaim for his artwork, exhibiting his first solo exhibition at the Toyama Museum of Glass, Japan 2016. His work is held in the National Art Glass collection, and he has successfully exhibited around Australia.
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