John Goodman creates landscapes, interiors and intimate portraits in a gestural style that oscillates between abstraction and representation.He often works with a single motif that is transformed in a succession of intensely worked canvases.Each painting resonates in the series as it elaborates and complicates the simple notion of figure or landscape.Goodman’s technique is distinguished by lush sculptural surfaces that explore the expressive plasticity of the paint. Goodman is a native Californian who lives and works in San Francisco. A self-taught painter, his work has been deeply influenced by the Bay Area Figurative Movement, especially Nathan Oliveira and the London School, in particular Frank Auerbach. His work has been shown at the Tritan Museum in Santa Clara, the Allan Stone Gallery in New York City and Elins Eagles Smith Gallery in San Francisco.

Photography by Kim Frohsin