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Artist ID: 2372

Since 2017 I decided to eliminate the labor of adding shadows to my subject by painting the primed canvas with the achromatic color black, I call these works “Black Paintings”.
White paint pens have dominated the way I illustrate the subject giving the work a simple and strong line quality that compliments the blacked-out canvas. The oil paint & pastels I use illuminate the hues on a sophisticated surface which is necessary for shedding light on what we see and don’t see in my work the coded references I use to drive the narrative.

JOHN ISIAH WALTON was born in 1985 in New Orleans, where he currently lives and works as a fine artist. He attended St. Augustine H.S. (1999-2002) and graduated from Sarah T. Reed H.S. (2003). Walton received an AA degree in 2012 from Delgado College, New Orleans. Walton has been a member of Second Story Gallery (2012- 13) and The Front, New Orleans (2014-2017) Level Artist Collective (2015-Present). He has lectured about his work to the graduate program at UNC, Chapel Hill (2014) & his work was donated to the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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