“Nelson’s work is at once urban and rustic, unsettling and folksy—reminiscent of San Francisco’s Mission School in the ’90s.” Rani Molla. Click here to read.
“His paintings, drawings, sculptures and video all prokoke a zany delight, thus leading the viewer into Nelson’s own paradoxically jokey view of the universe” Page 34. Click here to read.
Fresh Paint Gallery, Culver City, CA. November 2 through December 21, 2013. Featuring: John Randall Nelson and Raul De La Torre. Click here to read.
“Like the meanings they invoke, Nelson’s works are layered. From a distance, their lively forms — rabbits, plants and coyote men suggestive of indigenous imagery — appear to mock the staid stick-people adorning pedestrian signs. Nelson’s works are anything but pedestrian, however. Approach closer, and additional words and images emerge from their near-burial in paint.” By Nicholas Gerbis Click here to read.
“Almost pictographic, they almost evoke the work of aboriginal, “primitive” or outsider artists, but they are also subtle, with faint traces of text and decorous patterns, things that might not make any literal sense but which play on subconscious associations.” Review by D. Eric Bookhardt. Click here to read.