marc johns watercolors

posted by the scholar on November 26th, 2007
filed under: art, humor, paintings

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it’s monday and already time for a hearty laugh, so let’s look at these terrific watercolor pieces from canadian artist marc johns. marc believes that truth can be found through humor, and strives to create a minimal style of art that reaps maximum impact on the viewer. it’s too spare not to make me howl with laughter!

marc_johns_time_for_a_trim

marc_johns_we_are_sushi_rolls

marc_johns_i_prefer_pucci

marc_johns_you_shall_worship_me

marc_johns_9_badass_mayonnaise_jars

marc_johns_bubbles

marc_johns_long_raindropsmarc_johns_we_enjoy_leggings

marc_johns_presenting_the_annoyed_beast_show

marc_johns_hovering_gentleman’s_club

i love the frugal styling and colors and of course the slightly surreal and whimsical humor in every single one! i think i like worship me best, but his i prefer pucci really offers us a sneaky glimpse into the mind and the ridiculously playful stream of consciousness where ideas are born. to hold those thoughts and get it out on paper is quite an accomplishment.

purchase originals and prints on marc’s website, or buy his pieces in greeting cards form at moo. and be sure to check his blog and flickr stream for other wonderful illustrations!

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5 Responses to “marc johns watercolors”

  1. B_Friendly Says:

    I think my favorite is the blob God….without arms or legs,
    but the badass mayonnaise Jars are a close second

    B_F

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bf,

    yes! i love the bad ass mayonnaise jars too. marc is a wonderful talent. did you see that one of his pieces is on the cover of beyond’s latest issue? they sell it at the uppercase gallery in calgary, fyi… i wish i had been able to go!!

    thanks for the visit and happy holidays!

  3. bill Says:

    I would’ve guessed gay biker mayonnaise jars, but yes.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi bill,

    gay or straight, they are pretty bad ass. 🙂

    thanks for stopping by!

  5. janelle Says:

    time for a trim- i love it!

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