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John Brophy

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John Brophy is an American artist currently living in Ireland. He is represented by Roq La Rue Gallery ( in Seattle, Washington, and has shown his work in galleries from Los Angeles to Paris, and from Seattle to Rome. His work has been featured on multiple magazine covers as well as books, and his paintings are in the collections of noted collectors around  the world.


Riffing off of the iconography of the 15th century Flemish painters, as well as such various contemporary influences as the writings of Haruki Murakami, the music of Brian Eno, the photography of Pierre et Gilles, the study of astrophysics, and the chaotic world of modern religion, he aims to combine the iconography of the present with the timeless classicism of the old masters.

Working in a technical pipeline that involves the use of 3D software as well as traditional painting, his is one of the most labor intensive processes of any working artist today. However, it offers him the greatest amount of freedom to craft the precise images that he wants. Every element in his paintings has been hand-crafted.


His aim is to reroute computer generated art into the world of traditional art by transforming his 3D imagery into finely crafted paintings all done by hand on panels and canvas using the traditional painting techniques and materials of the “old masters”.

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