Everything John draws, paints and sculpts, he says, is a self portrait. I'm not sure many artists would be so forthcoming with such insight. Given that understanding of his work, I enjoyed looking through each piece in the exhibit, watch the characters as they morph into a variety of forms.
John's been part of several group shows in the past year at galleries such as Black Maria Gallery, Neurotitan Gallery, Lobot Gallery and Musee d'Art Contemporain. While I could see his aesthetic be used in illustrative ways, he tends to keep it in the gallery not on the page.