John Lomax (°1969, Charlotte, United States) creates media artworks and installations. With a subtle minimalistic approach, Lomax tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.
His media artworks often refers to pop and mass culture. Using written and drawn symbols, typography, and real-time motion graphics. With a conceptual approach, he creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an sense of cosmic horror.
His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By using popular themes such as media culture, American dystopia and violence, he touches various overlapping themes and strategies. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognized, such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations.
His practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for maneuvering with a minimalist approach in the world of media art: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. John Lomax currently lives and works in Shreveport.