This week, we present a brand-new feature to introduce you to the artists of The Rourke, to inspire you with breathtaking artwork, and to transport you to worlds far beyond the view outside your window—making John Scott Postovit and his sometimes otherworldly travelogues in pastel a natural first choice.
Top left, we have "Gamla Stan"; top right, "Bridge at Ross"; bottom, "Akershus."
His primary media for the past thirty years have been pastel and charcoal. Over the years, his work has progressed to more detailed and complex representational work. Most of his work is done for specific shows, and the themes vary from show to show, from figurative to historical, mythological to allegorical, and cityscape to landscape. The common thread found throughout these drawings are the intense colors, and many surreal and anachronistic objects thrown into the compositions (such as the parade of zeppelins in "Gamla Stan.")
John Scott was born in Grand Forks in 1962, and raised in Bismarck and Fargo. He attended the University of North Dakota, and graduated in 1985 with a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.S. in Physics. Since then, he has lived on the east and west coasts, as well as a nine-month spell in Florence, Italy. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in various locations across the country, including North Dakota, Minnesota, New Jersey, Washington, and California. To date, his art has appeared in 40 solo shows and 126 group shows. He currently lives in the mountains south of San Francisco, California, where he draws and teaches math and physics.