With a Printmaking and Graphic Design background, John Bullock combines these two disciplines in his series of print collages.
He uses found and printed materials to blur the boundaries between ephemera and art. His working process is an intuitive one, giving the unconscious mind the freedom to express itself in reaction to abstract shapes and fragments of ephemera. There is purpose and randomness to the physical consequence of this dialogue between the artist and the elements he uses.
His compositions are purely abstract in form, with shapes, tones, and colours connected on the page. Sometimes his subconscious brings elements together to create a narrative as he works, and, occasionally, these suggest darker and more sombre themes. The result is always random; he does not set out to tell a specific story in his work.
'I want the results to be evocative and sensually appealing in some way. Any connection with the viewer should be an emotional one based purely on the content and abstract qualities of shape, form, texture, type and colour.'