John MacAllister

John McAllister’s luminous, luxurious oil paintings of interiors, landscapes, and still lifes reflect the artist’s ongoing explorations of light. Inspired by the work of Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, and Henri Matisse, McAllister works from a seductive palette of vibrant hues, typically limited to warm reds, purples, oranges, and pinks. With their dark backgrounds and ghostly foregrounds, his canvases can suggest the coloration of film negatives—one of many nods to photography throughout the artist’s practice, along with a frequent use of off-kilter framing. McAllister has made witty paintings of images of paintings, and of overlapping images, playing the roles of both artist and viewer. McAllister has exhibited in London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Brussels, Tokyo, and beyond.