John D Edwards was born in London in 1952. He studied at Harrow and Central Schools of Art from 1970 to 1974. During the seventies he worked with a number of artists including Peter Blake, Jim Dine, Barry Flanagan, John Hoyland, Richard Hamilton, Allen Jones and Ben Nicholson in London, Europe and the United States.
Since 1980 his work has been shown consistently all over the world; in London galleries, for example, Odette Gilbert Gallery Cork Street, The Mayor Gallery and The Lefevre Gallery and in San Francisco at The Charles Campbell Gallery. In Houston Texas at Somoza Simms and in Tokyo at Spark Inc. His work has also been shown in many solo and group exhibitions in numerous international art fairs. His paintings, prints and sculptures are in many public and private collections world wide.
Out Of This World
All the 'Out of This World Series' works were worked on and completed between 2014 and 2015. They are all are made of a combination digital printing, mixed media, oil painting and gold leaf on stretched canvas or solid wood where stated. All works are unique.
'Whilst working on a swimming pool commission in 2014 in Houston Texas I began to get glimpses in the pool of the light and 'other worldliness' I had been searching for in my paintings. The pool was behaving like a lens or camera obscura transmitting ephemeral images of the environment, the world, the atmosphere and space which could be captured on the iPhone.'
'This became my muse, along with another collector’s pool in Arizona, inspiring a new direction in my work. In these recent paintings I am getting closer to expressing life free of the body, informed by my experiences, through serious illness, of many insights, visions and glimpses of where I come from and where I’m going. 'Out of This World'.