Photograph of Artist JOHN HAMPSHIRE
JOHN HAMPSHIRE
Troy, New York - United States



Original Artworks (4)

John Hampshire; The Ladies Man, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 oil on paper mounted on wood...
John Hampshire
Original Oil Painting, 2000
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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John Hampshire; Superstring Siren Drawing, 2001, Original Drawing Pen, 6 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 pen on paper...
John Hampshire
Original Pen Drawing, 2001
6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm)
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John Hampshire; Superstring Siren, 2002, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 oil on canvas...
John Hampshire
Original Oil Painting, 2002
36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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John Hampshire; MB2, 2000, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches.
John Hampshire
Original Oil Painting, 2000
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement

These works are a part of an ongoing body of work I started in 1995. It consists of drawings, which are labyrinths, and paintings derived from images as well as from life. The beginnings of these drawing processes do not deal directly with the image, but the breakup of the picture plane. I establish a series of gesture lines in pen; tentative glimpses translated with definite marks. This is the structure for subsequent marks. I do not allow myself (for the most part) to cross any lines or marks. In turn, initial lines act as “containers” for later lines. The result of this activity is a maze-like structure that also implies an image. I build up greater densities of marks to achieve darker values. The image I work from provides a guide to direct this activity. As the process continues the applied marks become smaller and smaller and the information brought into the drawing becomes more refined. This is a self refining process that I am continuing to push further and further with each piece. This is actually a process that started for me in high school; doodling in notebooks. Only now I have applied this mindless activity to achieve something. The processes for the paintings are similar in concept but more complex due to issues of color and paint quality. My interests include mathematics and astrophysics. While I am more intuitive in my approach to constructing images than I am calculated, my interests in these fields relate to ...