John Paul O’Grodnick

Photo Credit: Self Portrait

Artist Bio

John Paul O’Grodnick was born and raised in Fairfield County Connecticut. Living in a musical household, he was introduced to the arts at a very young age. His father George played drums in many bands throughout the years and bred him to have a very eclectic taste in music. John credits his older sister Laura for exposing him to punk rock and especially to New York artists, like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Coming into his adulthood, John lived out his passion of the arts in various ways. He began painting in his mid twenties. His paintings have evolved since growing into himself through many life experiences. John indulges in art by frequenting live concerts, playing the drums and visiting museums. He also advocates meditation and believes through his practice that he learned how to open up his mind and channel his third eye. John uses these methods throughout the entirety of the painting process. He always has music playing which inspires his work.

John describes his style of painting as “beautiful dirty industrial street art” he would define himself as “different, creative and outgoing”. Others would comment on his undeniable sense of humor, his intense passion, and intelligence. A humble creature, John is elated to share his love of art for the world to see.
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