“’What becomes prominent and what becomes buried is intuitive,’ explains the artist. ‘I let the paintings talk, juxtaposing patterns, words and symbols to create a mishmash of meaning.'” Read the full article in Luxe Magazine here.
“It’s a method to charge the painting with pre-existing material, like textiles, pages from printed books, and other elements – to force the eye in different directions and create juxtaposed messages. First you need to destroy everything and then very quickly remake it again, from the beginning.” Click here to read.
“Those influences became part of Nelson’s style- or more precisely, his language. Along the way, he began to form his own verbiage in urban-neo-folkism. As he creates, he delights in the ambiguity of it all.” Amanda Christmann for Images Arizona. Click here to read.
John Randall Nelson’s giant rabbit has finally gone up in Scottsdale. The 26-foot-tall sculpture was installed on the northwest corner of Indian School Road and Marshall Way on Wednesday, September 19. Titled One-Eyed Jack, it comprises a white rabbit sitting on its haunches, with both ears jutting up towards the sky. Lynn Trimble. Click here to read.
“A painter and sculptor, John Randall Nelson works with the media of painting and sculpture, which derive from a personal language of archetypes and symbols. Proclaimed “a chronicler of contemporary culture”, he often uses a central image juxtaposed with a collage of iconography and text.” Angie Kordic for Wide Walls. Click here to read.
“Anthropomorphic Bicycle: A Kinetic Weathervane” located in the Bell Tower Gateway for the Scottsdale Civic Center (next to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art). Click here for Images and Bio.