FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Artist Brings Vintage Science Fiction Future to Life in Paintings.
BOISE, Idaho—(September 28, 2015)— Artist John Padlo draws inspiration from toys of his youth and creates vivid paintings of robotos, spaceships, ray guns, and otherworldly inspired artwork.
Padlo is also currently working on a large ray gun painting and is engaged in a Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnpadlo/john-padlos-ray-gun-extravaganza) to bring this large-format work to life as a kitschy traditional jigsaw puzzle. The Kickstarter campaign, running through Saturday, October 17, 2015 will enable $20 donors to secure a 500 Piece 12″ x 36″ Jigsaw Puzzle of his painting “Ray Gun Extravaganza” in time for Holiday gift giving.
Padlo says of the effort, “With today’s always-on, electronics-inundated lifestyle, it’s fun to create non-digital connections with such a classic pastime like the jigsaw puzzle. This project also makes my rather grand scale work accessible to a wider audience in a fun, interactive way.”
Original works by John Padlo are born from his own childhood memories. Padlo recalls, “Ever since I can remember I have always been drawn to primary colors. As a child I was always interested in how things worked and I remember taking toys apart rather then playing with them. I have always been drawn to engineering and the mechanical world fascinated me.”
Artist information, images of his original works and other information about John Padlo is available on his website (http://www.johnpadloart.com).
About John Padlo
John Padlo fondly remembers the longing for fantastic toys, action figures and futuristic inventions that were always just out of reach. Now a fully realized artist, John’s work resurrects these vintage playthings and lost design techniques of a bygone era. John Padlo has extensively studied art at the renowned Academy of Art in San Francisco, the largest art school in the United States.
John’s work can be seen at the Eagle Art Gallery (50 2nd Street Eagle, Idaho 83642) Tuesday thru Saturday every week with an average of ten originals on display and for sale at any time.