, 2013, oil on board, 40x45cm.
Painting directly from the motif outdoors or in his studio John Myers' main preoccupation is the creation of pictorial space in which all the elements contribute to the unity of the image as a whole. While fascinated by light and atmosphere he says: "It's not so much the aesthetic appearance that is important for me as the actual creative process and the relationship between myself and what I see which is an intense visual experience and always constantly changing. I rework my paintings extensively which are characterized by layer upon layer of paint in a slow maturation until I achieve a certain pictorial unity." The spatial element in John Myers' panoramic cityscapes helps him to enthuse a more intimate atmosphere in his interiors.
A Fine Art graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Myers won the Taylor Fondation Grand Prix Maryse Anderbouhr award in 2009. He has exhibited widely nationally and internationally including at the Grand Palais in Paris with a solo show in 2008 at Manifestation d'Art Contemporain. A selection of group shows includes UNESCO, Spain; Royal Academy, Dublin; Carrie Haddad Gallery, New York; Aronson Gallery, Atlanta and Galerie Nicole Buck, Strasbourg. Myers has taught at the City of Paris Beaux Arts as well as at the British School of Paris. He is currently a Fine Art Tutor at The Essential School of Painting and Central Saint Martins.
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