My work is deceptively simple, but in each piece, the sequencing of the colors represents a universe of ideas and experiences.

John Platt

About the Artist


Ridgewood, Queens-based artist John Platt (b. 1984) takes inspiration for his works from architecture, fashion, music, photography, and film. His abstract paintings are unified by his exacting use of color as a tool for storytelling and conceptual exploration. John currently splits his time between New York City and Africa, where he founded the art education program How to Draw a Lion.

News and Notables
  • Solo exhibition, Colorfields, Gothan West, presented by Uprise Art, New York, NY, 2020

  • Exhibited at Truth and Beauty, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT, 2019

  • Solo exhibition Recent Paintings, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY, 2018