2021-'24 paintings

"Many of the figures that John Randall Nelson scrawls across his mixed-media, collaged backgrounds have the naive quality of outsider art, but this is just part of his carefully calibrated balancing act. These sly paintings conjure cartoons, found signage, and modern hieroglyphs, and tie them all together with lusciously patinated surfaces.

Whether he is working with crayon on paper or paint on panel, Nelson creates layers and textures that give the works a sense of history.”

Kathryn M. Davis, ART NEWS.