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John Bokor is an award winning landscape and still life artist. He grew up in Sydney and lives in Bulli, NSW. He has had over a dozen solo exhibitions and his work is held in many public and private collections.
Equally prolific in drawing and painting, Bokor’s art depicts everyday life and his environment with an emotion and vibrancy which makes the viewer take notice. He has won several art prizes including the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize and Eutick Memorial Still Life Award and he has been finalist in many others.
In our interview, Bokor talks about his education in Sydney and travels overseas where he was inspired by Bonnard’s bath paintings, we ponder over whether you can ever say what makes a piece of art ‘good’, he reveals much about his process and he explains his motivational ‘anti pep-talk’ which he gives his art students.
John Bokor’s solo show at King Street Gallery opens on 8 November and continues until 3 December 2016.
Feature photo of John Bokor by Julianna Kolenberg
Photos of paintings (except Quiet Street Bulli) by Michael Bradfield
Show Notes (things and people we talk about in the show)
- John Bokor
- Aida Tomescu
- Elisabeth Cummings
- John Peart
- Bill Brown
- Vincent Van Gogh
- Paul Cezanne
- Pierre Bonnard at the Musee d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
- Arthur Streeton
- John Bokor on the Talking with Painters YouTube channel