John Hovig became a full-time artist in 2012, after a decades-long career in software. The artist’s current practice centers on the idea of keeping the viewer’s eye in motion, with images that feature maze-like paths of line and colour.
John’s works often have a somewhat meditative feeling about them -- a quality that’s particularly evident in the artist’s mandalas. The works in this series are dense with overlapping line work and colours, and are so symmetrical that at first glance one might expect them to be produced digitally. It’s interesting to see how the artist utilizes colour in these pieces, layering different coloured lines and allowing the differing values to add depth and volume to the image.
The artist has also experimented with a variety of other media including acrylic, wax, and printmaking techniques, approaching each with a similar eye for fine detail.