John Ball - MoA Bonus Episode 17


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In this bonus episode Gary Mansfield speaks to John Ball (@beware_the_void)

Based in Romford (London, U.K) and working primarily in the South East of the United Kingdom, contemporary artist John Ball creates unsettling images of a dystopian suburban landscape.

John is probably best known for his appearance on the Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist Of The Year’ television show where he was fortunate enough to place as finalist.

‘Incredibly cinematic, foreboding vacant landscapes’ comparable to the work of Edward hopper and David lynch. (Kate Bryan, Head of Collections for Soho House)

'John Ball's work was a like a breath of fresh air on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2017 with its unique sense of mood and use of colour. The melancholic scenes that he constructs are poetic in themselves and full of story, to the point that they demand your attention and hold it very firmly indeed.' (Kathleen Soriano, curator)

Commissioned by Teeth of the Sea (Rocket Recordings) to produce their debut album cover in 2009 and subsequently 'your mercury' (2010) and 'Master' (2013).

John has previously exhibited in The National Portrait Gallery with the BP Portrait Awards in 2007 with his painting 'Commuter' This was also published in the '500 Portraits' hardback in 2011.

In 2018 His first solo show ‘beware the void’ debuted in Escondido, California.

From 23-35 September, John will be showing his work at The New Artist Fair at in The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 – For more details go to

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