• Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?
  • John Platt
  • size 36" × 72"
  • year 2017
  • medium Oil on canvas
  • framed N/A
  • price Upon Request
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“This title is an homage to a famous painting by Barnett Newman. It's a great challenge to use the three primary colors in the same picture plane and not have the painting over-tax the eye. It is an interesting requirement that the artist be very careful with each tone. This painting started out much louder, with more saturated colors, which were then worked to a softer, more nuanced level to create harmony instead of competition.” — John Platt
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About the Artist

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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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