John Casey is comfortable in multiple mediums painting, drawing,sculpting absurd weird people.
He questioned being in the various mediums at the beginning of the year … "I seem to get more of that extended narrative with paintings but drawing has always felt more natural. Sculpture is sort of my release and reset, it is super fun to make. Don't even get me started on the pillow heads and cutouts."
Statement from his site...
"Often these characters are amalgamations. These beings are not specific portraits, more like the impression of various people. The character’s life-story is left open to interpretation, inviting the viewer into the story-telling process. The results are what appear to be damaged or vulnerable beings, but a second look reveals complex and sensitive spirits, more like enthusiastic upstarts, rather than rejects or troublemakers."