John Faul is a physician, psychotherapist, and visual artist. Faul's work examines the ideas currently used to hoard, camouflage, lobotomize, and exploit us as persons. His mixed media paintings are expressive abstractions and active critiques of our experiences within our physical bodies.
"I painted visual narratives of a treasured finding placed within pretend. It’s a dreamy examination of a fossil record. The images in the narratives are fossils of insects, little pre-man, and beasts never seen before. All the creatures have faces. And they’re all moving never to stop. They’re all saying something, but I don’t understand it. The images are imaginary and invite childlike wonder. No logical answers are given to answer what these images mean. Questions remain. The viewer is left wondering about the origins of being human."
MD - University Free State, Bloemfontein, SA
MA - Psychology - Saybrook University, San Francisco, USA
MFA (c) - Lesley University, Boston, USA
BFA - University for the Arts Alberta, Canada
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