Thursday, January 8, 2009
John Currin Inspires
We all need a bit of inspiring every now and then. What inspires you? Inspiration can come from almost anything if you open your mind to it. One of Denny’s sources of inspiration are the works of American artist John Currin.
John studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he obtained a BFA in 1984. Then went on to receive his MFA from Yale in 86. He has been featured in more than 20 solo exhibitions from the Serpentine Gallery of London to the Gagosian in N.Y. He currently works and lives with his family in New York.
Currin has stated his inspiration comes from sources as diverse as Bea Arthur, old Danish porn, and fashion magazines to his own family, contemporary politics, and Renaissance oil paintings.