Eps 33: Artist John Bokor-Painting Life: Interior Spaces, Still Lives & Landscape
John Bokor is an Australian artist.He graduated from the National Art School in 1993. John’s work ranges from domestic interiors and Still Lifes to suburban landscapes. For over 12 years he has been represented by King Street Gallery on William in Sydney. He is also represented by Nicholas Thompson Gallery in Melbourne and Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane. He has had 20 solo exhibitions at both commercial Galleries and at regional galleries across Australia. His work has been been included in numerous group exhibitions including “Still Life” at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney in 2013, “Baked Goods” at the University City Arts League in Philadelphia, PA in 2016 and “Planting Dreams” at the State Library of NSW in Sydney, 2016.
In 2012 he won the Plein Air art prize and had 4 large drawings purchased by the Art Gallery of NSW. In 2013 John won both the Wilson Art Award and the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award. In 2016 he won the drawing section of the Muswellbrook Art Prize and was awarded the Kings School Art Prize.That year he was also the inaugural artist in residence at the State Library of NSW. Bokor’s work is held in many public and private collections including the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Australia Club, the State Library of NSW, Maitland Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, Macquarie Bank, UBS Warburg, the Kings School Art Collection, NSW Parliament Art Collection and several university collections around Australia.
I had such a wonderful time talking to John about his work and love of art. John is located in Australia and talks about growing up above an art gallery which was a completely fascinating story. In this episode, we also talk about his process in building his paintings, how drawing relates to painting his experience being a teacher just to name a few topics! Overall this is such a great interview if you want to laugh a lot and talk about color, paint application and being a painter. Enjoy!