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About the Artist

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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.

Events & Exhibitions

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • John Platt
  • Painter John Platt shares his inspiration for his newest series and his thoughts on how color gives context.
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  • In Good Company
  • Fuigo
  • A home for collaboration and design, Fuigo's Park Avenue space unites works from over 15 artists in their latest Artist Residency.
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  • At Home
  • Industrial minimalism in Chelsea
  • A former cigarette factory in Chelsea is converted to a family-friendly loft with the help of our friends at RARARA and D&A.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • John on 'Spectrum'
  • We take a closer look at John Platt's recent series of "Spectrum" paintings that question the unseen and the unknowable.
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  • At Uprise
  • 2021's best spaces
  • A roundup of this year's top interiors, from an eco-conscious mural in NoMad to an urban farmhouse in North Carolina.

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