Regular price $800.00
Bloody Buddy by John Casey

Bloody Buddy by John Casey

Regular price $800.00 $0.00

John Casey
Bloody Buddy
pencil & colored pencil on paper
14" x 11" (Framed)

Born on Friday the 13th in 1964 in Salem, Massachusetts, I started inventing creatures as soon as I was able to hold a crayon. Drawings that my mother saved from when I was only three years old reveal my obsession with the figure. The figures in these drawings show not only the distorted perceptions of a child, but my fascination with skulls, teeth, spirographic eyes, and invented body parts. My obsession with strange creatures continued throughout my youth. Monster models, war dioramas, dinosaurs, and horror movies on television occupied much of my time. I graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1988 with a BFA in Painting and began a studio practice in Boston, Massachusetts that focused on surreal figurative painting and drawing. Eventually I added figurative sculpture and painted wood cutouts as part of my process as well. I have shown in galleries in Boston, Portland, Los Angeles and the Bay Area, as well as international venues in France, Germany, and Denmark. My work is included in collections at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the di Rosa Preserve in Napa, California, and the Artothèque de Caen in France. I moved to the Bay Area a number of years ago and currently live in Oakland, California with my lovely wife Mary.

This piece is part of our current exhibition Hi-Fructose presents: The Art of the Mushroom and will remain on display in the gallery through December 9, 2018. We will ship this piece the week of December 12th. 

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