Passion blasts from the
canvases of John Sproul, yet his solitary figures seem disarmingly
passionless. From a Technicolor pallet emerges a sense of
profound human isolation. His subjects, at once compelling
and unsettling, command our attention.
Sproul earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in studio
art from the University of Utah. Selected exhibitions include
those at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles and the Springville
Museum of Fine Arts. Competitions include the May, 1998
exhibit at the California Center for Contemporary Art, LA,
a purchase award from the Eccles Art Center, Ogden, Utah,
and a Traveling Exhibit Award from the Utah Museum of Fine
This artist has a serious gift for high-impact imagery.
His subjects stare straight out at us with their cries for
human contact - or is it an acceptance of bleak hopelessness?
In either case, we are drawn in, confronted, and challenged
to improve the condition of humankind.