PK 208: Growing As An Artist By Living Abroad

John Wentz

John Wentz is a contemporary painter who was born and raised in San Francisco, California but now resides in Paris, France where he has spent the last eight years of his life exploring art and sound. His work draws inspiration from psychologist Carl Jung and several realism artists. In 2019, he was Artist in Residence at the Arthouse Holland/Project 1606 in Leiden, Netherlands. John is also the host of Lo-Fi Podcast, where he interviews artists, musicians, and actors to talk about their journey and their perception of art.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • John Wentz describes living in Paris, France and learning to grow as an artist.
  • How do the conversations we have open our understanding of self?
  • The difference between Paris and San Francisco.
  • What is an artist’s definition of home?
  • Redefining art with life experiences and art theory.
  • John shares how he gained his voice as an artist.
  • Understanding and embracing what makes you excited as a creative.
  • The value of establishing parameters to define your art and passion.
  • Why boredom is your best friend and why you should change your approach to stimulation.

In this episode…

Creating something new can be intimidating. Whether you are just starting or have been an artist for the last thirty years, the feeling remains the same. The desire to draw inspiration from your environment and place it on canvas lies dormant within all of us in some form of creative appeal, and for contemporary painter John Wentz, exploring his artistic voice on canvas with newly defined parameters to guide his art to new heights of distinction has been nothing but gratifying.

In this week’s episode of Pencil Kings, Mitch Bowler interviews fellow artist John Wentz, a contemporary painter known for his deep tones and contemplative style, about exploring his style and self-taught art. John also discusses the importance of creating parameters to guide your creativity to new territories of exploration and why people need to re-evaluate how they approach stimulation. Stay tuned

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