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Paintings by John McAllisterJuxtapoz // Sunday, 13 Nov 2011
John McAllister's recent paintings have an apparent interest in vibrant color and flatness that stylistically alludes to painters like Matisse. The stylization of the images and subject matter have a photographic feel, especially when considering photography as documentation.
The painting of the painting within an interior also begs to question what we are looking at and what the original painting really is. When considering works by Lichtenstein in which he reworks paintings, or paints interiors with paintings on the walls, everything becomes refurbished into a Lichtenstein, no matter how different it was to begin with. McAllister's paintings embrace the medium considering its long history of reformations and rebirths.