john houck mixed media artwork

John Houck’s Complex Mixed-Media Artworks

John Houck is a Los Angeles-based artist who makes his images through a systematic re-photographing that produces a complex set of relationships between figure and ground and defies a clear understanding of the real and created.

In this process, he takes a set of objects (often with personal meaning) and captures them multiple times. With each iteration, the objects are repositioned atop of their own images. The resultant work is a kind of photograph of itself, seen through a multitude of perspectives.

john houck mixed media artwork

The unfixed nature of Houck’s compositions is further complicated by the artist’s introduction of painterly mark-making, which he incorporates in both the objects being photographed and the photographs themselves. These actions transform the photograph into a screen through which the composition is gradually developed, examined, and remade.

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john houck mixed media artwork

john houck mixed media artwork

john houck mixed media artwork

john houck mixed media artwork

john houck mixed media artwork

john houck mixed media artwork

john houck mixed media artwork

john houck mixed media artwork

john houck mixed media artwork

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