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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

JOHN P. WISE

JOHN P. WISE

Artist Work

Empowered
2014
Digital collage printed on canvas
32" h. x 40" w.
Straight Shooter
2012
Archival Digital Collage on rag paper
18" h. x 24" h. plus mat
Smashed
2011
Archival Digital Collage on rag paper
18" h. x 24" h. plus mat
Idolized
2011
Digital Collage printed on canvas
32"h. x 40"w.
Compromised
2013
Digital collage printed on canvas
32" h. x 40" w.

Artist Information

County
Frederick County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

John P. Wise’s recent artistic focus has been on creating a series of digital collages: a revisiting of a traditional format presented in a contemporary medium. The work is based on the most ordinary visual found objects, starting with little more coherence than an assemblage of things he finds to be visually interesting. It is an exploration and interpretation of his personal visual environment, infused with an awareness of modern art history and influenced by his personal art history and aesthetic. These abstract archival prints are built from a mixture of scans, graphic elements, paint, photographs, and whimsy, with an intuitive, instinctive driving force.