AD 214 | John Wentz
“Liminal Spaces”

John Wentz is a contemporary painter born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His interest in art began at the age of 6 when he first discovered Batman and Spiderman comic books. After years of copying comics panel by panel, he worked in the commercial arts as a muralist, billboard creator, and freelance illustrator. After learning to paint by doing airbrushed billboards, he decided to pursue fine art and work in oils. Since then, he has had 3 solo exhibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His works have appeared in many publications and have won multiple awards.

Show Notes:
  • Cultural nuances
  • John’s shift towards digital artwork
  • Imposter syndrome
  • The effects of COVID on people’s consciousness
  • NFT’s
  • The background to John’s latest gallery show, “Liminal Spaces” at Stolen Space Gallery in London
  • The Liminal SpaceGrieving
  • The concept of “ritual”
  • How painting has changed for John over the years
  • The idea of self-expression
  • Voice and style
  • Intentionally living
  • The future of gallery exhibitions
  • Wrap up

Posted 11.1.2021


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino