John Azelvandre is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. John studied music and audio engineering at the Ohio State University before moving to New York City. His creative voyage has led him through the music industry, philosophy, environmental studies, education and finally, artmaking. John paints landscapes, trees, other botanica and related organic forms in an experimental style ranging from expressionistic to abstract.
My work depicts impressions formed while gazing upon various landscapes: urban, woodland, distressed, pristine. I investigate my surroundings through the lens of of the camera, improvisational drawing and quick sketches on location, all of which document my wanderings about town and country. Trees often get my attention because they are the largest living things I can encounter intimately, on a daily basis. The resulting work is about impressions of a shared planet. I want to know: Who are these neighbors that co-inhabit space with me? Abstraction is a tool which I use to express fundamental feelings and emotions. I reduce or abstract natural and built environments into geometric elements: lines, rectangular shapes, curves, circles, triangles and other regular and repeated shapes. What I find is a certain order that exists even in apparently chaotic vistas.
b. 1966, Dayton, Ohio
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY