John Tarlton is a California-born artist, writer and educator who spent the last forty years living and working in New Zealand and Australia. He has had several one-man shows and his art is represented in numerous public and private collections in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

John Tarlton’s artistic oeuvre comprises a prolific body of work which continues to grow and frequently features large-format painting, drawing in a wide variety of media and marked by technical virtuosity. It also features mixed media, conceptual work, textual play, design and illustration. Some of his key concerns include the investigation of post-Cubist space and play with Pop-derived imagery, Fluxus-style practices, dialogue between image and text, mostly with an emphasis on figurative motifs and the probing of themes touching the human condition. Irony has long been a strong modality in John’s work and in more recent times there has been a tendency to incorporate post-modernist double- coding.

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