John Zeggert is a storyteller that knows that not all the good stories lie in the golden sunlight. That’s not to say that his stories are without beauty, but there are many ways to see the world, and there is beauty to be found in all of its corners. Weaving a tapestry of shock and introspect, violence and fear, whimsy and wonder, John brings a dignity and thought-provoking imagination to what some have called “horror without gore.”
Like all of John’s interests, the passion is in the details, and the story doesn’t end with the painting. From his earliest works, John has used the frame and mats as part of the story he’s telling. Within each custom frame, you can find charred linens, rich crushed velvets, shredded asphalt or dyed fabrics wrapped around paintings created with blood, charcoal, 24k gold, acrylic and ink on paper or even handmade parchment.
But it is John who describes his art best: “Poe once described art as ‘the reproduction of what the senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul’ and I have always tried to do just that–to put an image to an idea or moment in my mind. My paintings are, most simply, pages torn from a diary written with images.”
You can see more of his work here: https://www.facebook.com/The.Art.Of.John.Zeggert