Naturally, it is his talent for collage art and graphic design that infused him to create such amazing line of work. Several of which has been exposed through the world of book publishing. However, some projects are specifically geared more for exhibitions and therefore, it is time for us to look into his collage work in greater detail. I recently saw his work in an exhibition at Brooklyn Fire Proof alongside works of other great artists to his left and right, including James Gallagher.
Coinciding with his book cover designs, his personal projects are perfectly suitable for fictional ideas and explorations. Similar to other collage artists, the found images are a combination of new and old clippings, as well as past and present book or periodical covers. However, John Gall, on a certain level of expertise, understand the relationship that images create and the hidden language, the silent poetry, that it provokes when placed next to each other. Beneath all its layers, John Gall masks many intricate stories, ones of which may be artfully composed with a thorough understanding in semiotics, a tasteful influence from great literature and rich background in visual history.
Collage seems to be an appropriate medium for expression for John Gall's utterly descriptive and surreal composition. He brings all the elements together in a way that most artists expect to produce, be it a pleasing or unpleasing unity.
Artist: John Gall