John Black

“I like bright colours—they make me feel calm and excited”

John is autistic and combines his innate understanding of colour with his intuitive active mark-making to create inherently beautiful and balanced works. He creates an exciting relationship between action and stillness in his work. John builds translucent layers into solid walls of colour and melds his energetic marks into dense focal points. The intriguing titles of his pieces hint at the stories he sees unfolding in his works. Whilst working John enjoys being close to the wall of colour in front of him. He works on canvas and paper in a range of scales and had a solo sell out exhibition in Summerhall in 2017.


Autism: Abstraction and Colour Library Gallery, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2017, Solo Show

Making Moving The Well Café, Edinburgh, 2016, Group Show

Garvald Artists at Paterson SA Patersons SA, Commercial Street, Edinburgh, 2011

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