John Pohl

Playoff Beards Oil on canvas 30” x 40” 2015-18

Pohl. Playoff Beards

Jordan Bay in Moonlight, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36

Jordan Bay in Moonlight, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36

Booting It to Wellington oil on canvas 30” x 24” 2018

Pohl. Booting it to Wellington (1)

Flowers for Algaeman Oil on canvas 24” x 30” 2018

Pohl. Flowers for Algaeman

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John Pohl

A Concordia graduate in painting and drawing, he counts 1950s’ comics and 1960s’ comix among his influences. He suggests alternate realities in abstract oil paintings through a combination of suggestive forms, dark humour and colour fields.

Website: john-pohl.net

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Un diplômé de Concordia en peinture et en dessin, il s’inspire de bédés américaines des années 50 et 60. Ses peintures à l’huile abstraites évoquent des réalités alternatives grâce à un astucieux mélange de formes suggestives et de champs de couleurs, le tout teinté d’humour noir.

Site web: john-pohl.net

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Une sélection d’expositions

2018 — Miracles Wait Until the End. … Ah oui?,  with Joanna Abrahamowicz, Myriam Allain, Lilija Gedvila and Barry McPherson

2017 — Fun and Flowers, with Cynthia Davis at Studio Davis in St-Henri, Montreal.

2015 — Products from the Mind Factory, with Barry MacPherson at Point of View Gallery of the l’école d’art Pointe St-Charles, Montreal.

2015 — Still Life Restated/Nature morte: mis à jour, Beaux-arts des amériques, Montreal.

2014 — Montreal, Views of the City, Beaux-arts des amériques, Montreal.

2010 — Galerie 514, Belgo Building, Montreal

2006 — Abstraction Show, Galerie Sandra Goldie, Westmount.

2004 — Stronger than Fiction, Chez Léo, Montreal.

2004 — Ce que la pelle a trouvé, with Janice Tayler, Galerie les Nouveaus Barbares, Montreal.

2002 — Art Eruptions, Galerie 418, Belgo Building, Montreal

2000 — The Boy Who Went Bad, Galerie 1040, Montreal

1987 — Canadian Social Trends, Club 23 Below, Saskatoon

1987 — The Farm Show: a Documentary, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon.

1983 — Anson House Group, Cultural Exchange Society, Regina.

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Other stuff

1983 — Travel grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

2010-17 — Visual arts critic for the Montreal Gazette

2016 — B.F.A. with Distinction in Painting and Drawing, Concordia University

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