Sunday, December 18, 2011
Born:1932, Chicago, Illinois
Died: November 13, 2011, Inverness, California
I was focused in the moment and began to paint without intention, very subtle impulses, from an inner world of my psyche, passed through my hand to become marks on the canvas.
John Anderson, from his book Beginner’s Beginning, 2001
John Anderson was a gifted artist whose work will have a continuing impact in the contemporary art world. His inquiry into the relation between meditative practice and the outward manifestation of internal space is an important inspiration for all of us who are journeying in that creative territory.
The Arts & Consciousness gallery exhibited the work of John Anderson in Through the Light curated by Fariba Bogzaran along with works by Richard Bowman, Lee Mullican and Gordon Onslow Ford. A second exhibition in 2007 featured the paintings of John Anderson and the painting/mixed media works of his wife Mary Mountcastle Eubank. He was an artist associate and advisor of the Lucid Art Foundation at Bishop Pine Preserve where he had lived since 1966 at the invitation of Gordon Onslow Ford.
John’s paintings can be seen at the Weinstein Gallery, 383 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA through January 28, 2012 in the group exhibition Surrealism: New Worlds.