John Waiblinger

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John Waiblinger, Summer Love 2017. Digital Art 16"x11.25" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Summer Love
2017. Digital Art 16"x11.25" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Feelings
2017. Digital Art 16"x10.625" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Reflections
2017. Digital Art 16" x 11.375" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Fascination
2017. Digital Art 24" x 16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Faded Grass
2017. Digital Art 20"x17.25" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Tender Masculinities
2016. Digital Art 20"x16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Shadow Walking Weeds
2016. Digital Art 16"x15" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Dark Knights
2017. Digital Art 20"x13.75" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Melancholy Summer
2016. Digital Art 20"x20" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Kiss
2016. Digital Art 16"x10.625 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Beacon House Boy
2016. Digital Art 16"x12" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Secret of the Golden Flower
2016. Digital Art 11.25" x 16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Untitled, but influenced by Warhol
2016. Digital Art 14" x 11.5" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Thornbird
2016. Digital Art 9.25" x 16" © John Waiblinger, Prints available
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Rooted
2016. Digital Art 9" x 16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Willow
2016. Digital Art 18"x24" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Paris of Plaster
2016. Digital Art 11.4" x 16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Absorbed #1
2015. Digital Art 14" x 9.375" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Absorbed #2
2015. Digital Art 16" x 10.625 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Despair...
2015. Digital Art 16" x 11.375 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Summer Rain
2015. Digital Art 16" x 10.625 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Absorbed #7
2015. Digital Art 16" x 10.625 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Absorbed #8
2015. Digital Art 16" x 10.625 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Winter Rain
2015. Digital Art 16" x 10.625 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Night Vision
2013. Digital Art 16"x20" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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J'accuse
2014. Digital Art 16"x12.75" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Portrait of JB #1
2015. Digital Art 17.75" x 20" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Movement
2015. Digital Art 24"x16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Melancholy Boys of Summer #3
2016. Digital Art 16"x10.625 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Dreaming
2012. Digital Art 12"x9" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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La Petite Mort
2014. Digital Art 12.8"x16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Dry Wood
2014. Digital Art 20 x 14 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Desert Kiss
2012. Digital Art 16"x20" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
20150127025352-6-brown-eyes
Brown Eyes
2012. Digital Art 16"x20" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
20150127025407-7-bamboo
Bamboo
2014. Digital Art 16"x9" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
20150127025227-3-incense
Incense
2014. Digital Art 11.25"x14" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Gently I Hold You
2014. Digital Art 20"x13.6" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
20150127025508-11-love-reflections
Love Reflections II
2014. Digital Art 16"x20" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Ephemeral Sonata
2014. Digital Art 16"x20" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Steve
2014. Digital Art 16.75"x20" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Johnny
2014. Digital Art 16"x10.6" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Number 9
2014. Digital Art 14 x 11.25 © John Waiblinger, Prints available
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Holding Your Flowers
2014. Digital Art 16"x12" © John Waiblinger, Prints available
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Blue Eyes
2012. Digital Art 20"x16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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HeartBurst
2012. Digital Art 14 x 11.25 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Let the Right One In
2012. Digital Art 20"x16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Kiss
2012. Digital Art 16 x 20 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Amongst the LA River Reeds
2013. Digital Art 16"x20" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Bed of Weeds
2014. Digital Art 11.75 x 16 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Kiss Me Blue
2015. Digital Art 16 x 16 inches © John Waiblinger, Prints available
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Snowballing
2014. Digital Art 11.5 x 14 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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City of Angels
2013. Digital Art 16 x 20 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Night Score
2014. Digital Art 10.6 x 16 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Gold Boy
2015. Digital Art 24" x 16" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Chapel Fresco
2013. Digital Art 20"x16" © John Waiblinger, Prints available
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Snake in the Grass
2012. Digital Art 14 x 11,25 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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American Wood
2016. Digital Art 14"x10.5" © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Night Watch
2016. Digital Art 16"x10.625 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
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Sweet Reeds by the River
2013. Digital Art 16"x11.25 © John Waiblinger, Limited edition prints available
Bio
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Artist Statement:

These images are reflective of my growing body of work around a theme I’ve been exploring for some time now ... my own relationship with male beauty, eroticism and romanticizing a Queer sensibility. I’ve been re-visioning some of the images I’ve collected over the years, establishing them in a new context, from a different perspective. Many of the men in these images have been collected from ‘hard porn’ sites and I’ve re-positioned them, re-imagined them in a different context, merging them with my own photographs as the basis for this re-visioning. So each work is a layering and recombination of two very different images.

The work is rather emotionally driven. Each of these men or couples has touched me on both an emotional and aesthetic level – caught my eye (and my “heart” so to speak) from a perspective other than raw sexuality, and I strive to communicate that vision in each piece. My thought is to perhaps humanize, respect and admire them from another angle than the context in which they were originally captured. Each of these men exists, after all, outside of the context of pornographic performance. My engagement with these images encompasses many hours of re-thinking and re-imagining who these men might be and my own sense of relationship with them.

Ultimately, I consider it an act of romance…

 

John began his artistic endeavors towards the end of his 5th decade after excitedly discovering that digital tools finally provided him the means to translate the visions populating his imagination into physical form. Possibly he is an accidental artist, but now that he has found his medium, he continues to explore how to best represent and share his inner vision.

John lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

In 2014:

May 2014, Featured Artist, Sachet Mixte Arts Journal Fifth Edition   
                    (http://www.amazon.com/Sachet-Mixte-Five/dp/1499533373)
June 2014, Group Exhibition at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
July 2014, Featured Artist, Noisy Rain Gay Art Magazine 
                 (http://www.noisyrain.com/issue22.html)
November 2014, selected as a represented artist, Lark Gallery Online  (http://larkgalleryonline.com/represented_artists.html)
November 2014, Group Exhibition at CMI Gallery, Anaheim, CA
December 2014, Snap to Grid, Group Exhibition at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
December 2014, Holiday Group Show, M.D. Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
December 2014, No Going Back Group Show and charity auction at White Cloth Gallery, Leeds, UK
December 2014, Featured Artist, 1 Man, 100 Faces  
     
(http://www.lulu.com/shop/no-going-back/1-man-100-faces/hardcover/product-21950903.html)  

In 2015:

January 2015, 215 Movement - Art Takes the Stage, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
February 2015, Dirty Show 16, International Erotic Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
March 2015, Electron Salon, Group Show at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
April 2015, selected as a represented artist, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art(http://lacda.com/LACDA_artists_gallery.html)
April 2015, Faces, Juried Show, Orange County Creatives, Laguna Beach, CA
April 2015, LACDA 11th Anniversary Represented Artist Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
May 2015, publication of the book HomoEros, Meditations on Gay Love & Longing  (art book
                                featuring 71 images with text) available at:
          (http://www.amazon.com/HomoEros-Meditations-Longing-Sachet-Mixte/dp/1511812087)
May 2015, Exhibited at the Grand Opening, Brad Brafford LGBT Center on 4th, Santa Ana, CA
June 2015, Solar Spectrum, Group Show at M.D. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
July 2015, Featured Artist, We Are Obscurred #1  (http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/956502)
September 2015, homo-centric, book reading and art show at Stories Books & Cafe
December 2015, Snap to Grid, Group Exhibition at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
December 2015, Featured Artist, Sachet Mixte Themes: Male Nudes
                                                (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1522898727)

In 2016:

Winter 2015/16, art featured in RFD Magazine (http://www.rfdmag.org/index.php)
January 2016,  Postcards from the Edge, a Benefit show for Visual AIDS, New York, NY
January 2016, PhotoLA, Artists Corner Gallery - Round Hole, Square Peg Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
January 2016, Beyond Boundaries, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
February 2016, Dirty Show 17, International Erotic Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
April 2016, LACDA 12th Anniversary Represented Artist Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
July 2016, Featured Artist, Homosurrealism Hollywood Premier, MoDa Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
July 2016, L.A.ndscapes III, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
August 2016, Play: Open Call 2016, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
September 2016, Featured Artist, Art Saves Lives Gallery, San Francisco, CA
October 2016, Displayed Artist, Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival, Los Angeles, CA
November 2016, Featured Artist, BALACLAVA(DOT)Q - An International Queer Visual Arts Project
                                 (https://balaclavaq.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/artist-john-waiblinger)

In 2017:

January 2017,  Postcards from the Edge, a Benefit show for Visual AIDS, New York, NY
January 2017, UnPresidented - The Inaugural Show, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
February 2017, Dirty Show 18, International Erotic Art Exhibition, Detroit, MI
April 2017, LACDA Annual Represented Artist Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
April 2017, Featured Artist, John Hopper Art Blog:
                                (http://djohnhopper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/john-waiblinger.html)
June 2017, PROUD, Celebrating the Art of LGBT Artists, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
 

 

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