JOHNNY BULL

A Day in the Life... and other stories

1st July to 5th August, 2023

JOHNNY BULL

A Day in the Life… and other stories

There is a chortling joy in Johnny’s work. It conjures a smile which creeps across your face when the light from the evening sun swims across your eyes and washes your face with gladness. It is always welcome and surprising.

Welcome because it recognises the fundmental frailty of every human being; the laconic recall of something of worth, something forgotten.

And surprising because it reminds us, subtly, to pause and let the glimmer of a thing sink in; a thing that rings through the cacophony, that splits the corner of your eye. It says ‘wait, take another look … i am worth it’

Johnny’s works are defintely worth it. They look simple and neat as they are crafted by skilful hands with half a century of graphic design experience. His assertion that he should not be labelled as an artist but an ‘ideas man’ displays his humility to the creative commitment to which every artist should aspire.

These are the works of a thoughtful person bewildered by the hectic and wealth-pursuant culture that we find ourselves confronted by. He is, perhaps, angry at the speed with which we allow ourselves to abandon appreciation of the small things. He is a rebel in slow-motion and reveals such beautiful courage in the most mundane and unnoticed instance.

The works are full of colour and joy, rife with an intimacy that is unafraid; challenging one and all to step closer, to see what he sees. And we should, the clarity of his sight rewards us with a wonder of gleeful revelation that is warm and enriching.

You are invited to the opening of the exhibition on Friday, July 7th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Works from the exhibition

Vins et Champgnes etc.

Reproduction on paper   40 x 40 cm

£45

Camelia

Reproduction on paper   40 x 40 cm

£45

Tres Honore Bar (Paris) - Johnny Bull

Bar Tres Honore (Paris)

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£350

Tres Honore Bar (Paris) - Johnny Bull
Sleevenotes - Johnny Bull

Sleevenotes (Ryde 1967)

Acrylic on paper   60 x 80 cm

£1250

Sleevenotes - Johnny Bull
Surfs Up Bonehead - Johnny Bull

Surf’s Up (Bigtime)

£300

Surfs Up Bonehead - Johnny Bull

The Sill of the Night

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Housewarming

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Visions of Joanna

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Rectory

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

The Evening Goods (and the Little Riviera)

Digital print on paper   30 x 70 cm

£250