John Wentz is a contemporary artist born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where he graduated from the Academy of Art University with multiple awards. Since then, he has had 3 solo exhibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, as well as being published in many prestigious publications.
John's 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. Bleak landscapes and decaying carnival structures serve as backdrops to Wentz’ evocatively striking paintings. Amid these landscapes, figures roam and stare in gas masks, interacting with the ever constant morphing universe around them - an intoxicating symbol representing the will to survive among the dehumanizing effects of war.
Images Courtesy of [John Wentz]