• size 36" × 96"
  • year 2017
  • medium Oil on canvas
  • framed N/A
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“The first piece in a new series is always exciting because its the thrill of the new. This work was completed immediately after a three month trip to Africa, where I had the inspiration for this series. I do not think the paintings reference Africa in any direct way, but my journeys there have brought a lot of reflection and self-discovery for me as an artist. ” — John Platt
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John Platt (b. 1984) was born and raised in New York City, immediately exposing the young artist to the worlds’ great capital of art and culture. Early visits to the Museum of Modern Art opened his mind to the possibilities of being a painter, a career path that took him to The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he graduated in 2007. Platt has honed his skills as an abstractionist by allowing a wide range of media–architecture, fashion, music, photography, film–to influence his work. Platt has exhibited globally and currently splits his time between NYC and Africa, where he founded the art education program How to Draw a Lion.

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