EVENT: Sandra's Salon - John Ball (Painter)
Updated: Jan 31, 2022
Wed 9 Feb 2022 - 8pm to 10pm
at The Drawing Rooms in Bath (see map)
£10 / £5 for TDR Members. All tickets include one complimentary drink.
"Sandra's Salon : my guest artist this week is painter John Ball."
Join me and John in conversation about his paintings, some of which you will be able to see hanging on TDR’s walls, and about his participation in my current virtual exhibition, Shades of Green.
Contemporary artist John Ball creates unsettling images of a dystopian suburban landscape. He is probably best known for his appearance on the Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist Of The Year’ television show where he was fortunate enough to place as finalist.
‘Incredibly cinematic, foreboding vacant landscapes comparable to the work of Edward Hopper and David Lynch’. (Kate Bryan, Head of Collections for Soho House)
'John Ball's work was like a breath of fresh air on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2017 with its unique sense of mood and use of colour. The melancholic scenes that he constructs are poetic in themselves and full of story, to the point that they demand your attention and hold it very firmly indeed.' (Kathleen Soriano, curator)
Based in Romford, London, John works primarily in the South East UK.
Commissioned by Teeth of the Sea (Rocket Recordings) John produced their debut album cover in 2009 and subsequently 'Your Mercury' (2010) and 'Master' (2013).
John exhibited in The National Portrait Gallery with the BP Portrait Awards in 2007 with his painting 'Commuter', which was also published in the '500 Portraits' hardback in 2011.
In 2018 John’s first solo show ‘Beware the Void’ debuted in Escondido, California.
Discover more about John Ball here : beware-the-void.com
View Sandra Higgins’ virtual Shades of Green exhibition here : https://td360.co.uk/SOG-Somerset