John Padrino

‘Wat gezegd kan worden, kan duidelijk gezegd worden. En waar men niet over spreken kan, daarover moet men zwijgen’
2019
Mixed media on Canvas
80 x 80 cm

My practise involves drawing, painting, sculpting and collecting. Often these different media come together in collage-like installations. When it comes to making work I am interested in the relation between thinking and the act of doing. Thinking often means doubting about the act or postponing the act. On the other hand: thinking is necessary. You have to think about what you are doing, but this obstructs the act at the same time.

I am particularly focused on elements of consumer behaviour and popular culture. In my work you’ll find traces from goods of everyday life: from the latest Nike shoes to ​Jehovah’s Witness advertising flyers and from cigarettes on the pavement to plastic wraps of oranges in the supermarket.

johnpadrino.com
‘Wat gezegd kan worden, kan duidelijk gezegd worden. En waar men niet over spreken kan, daarover moet men zwijgen’
2019
Mixed media on Canvas
80 x 80 cm