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A Warmer World

  A Warmer World at Carl Kostyál, London England, March 1 – 31, 2019 www.kostyal.com In Justin John Greene’s latest body of work, visions of heaven and hell are brought down to earth, in a manner that feels contemporary yet timeless. Focusing on his home of California, this new collection of paintings blends fantasy with reality, […]

Welcome to Our Mess

Welcome to Our Mess, 2017 oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches   Welcome to Our Mess, 2017 (detail)   Welcome to Our Mess, 2017 (detail)   Welcome to Our Mess, 2017 (detail)   Yard Sale Hero, 2018 oil on canvas, 50 x 42 inches After party, 2018 oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches   After party, 2018 (detail) After party, 2018 (detail) […]

A Dusk That Never Settles

A Dusk That Never Settles at Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA, June 23 – July 19, 2014 https://www.actualsizela.com With sunset over Glendale, two fair maidens peered downward caught foul and unaware o’ how they’d crashed so violently east wondering if the embattled waves smashing every bit of coastal aspiration and personal dignity could, in truth, […]

Raw Deal

Raw Deal at DIANA, Los Angeles, CA,  April 17 – May 8, 2015 A raw deal is an instance of unfair treatment, an injustice, the shaft. Yet, it is a phrase that walks a thin line between tragedy and self-parody. “Raw deal” is an American idiom from the turn of the twentieth century, primarily used […]

Moonlighting

Moonlighting at Loudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January 9 – February 20, 2016 http://loudhailergallery.com Moonlighting refers to work taken on in addition to one’s regular employment. The scenes in Greene’s paintings depict a world preoccupied with constant, never-ending labor – often of a mysteriously sultry nature. This series strings together visual representations of schemers and hustlers […]

O Bouna Ventura!

O Bouna Ventura! at Jessica Silverman, Gallery 2, San Fransisco, CA June 2 – July 8, 2017 http://jessicasilvermangallery.com Justin John Greene’s new series of five oil paintings titled “O Buona Ventura!” explore the successes, risks and hazards of contemporary life. Set in the rotating cocktail lounge of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the works […]

94 Rue du Bac

An exhibition of paintings presented by Romain Dauriac & Franklin Melendez at 94 Rue du Bac, Paris, France October 19 – 23, 2017

Life Hack

  Life Hack at Smart Objects, Los Angeles, January 26 – March 2, 2018 http://smartobjects.la/ Life hacks can be motivated by desperation or a deep desire for convenience. They can manifest as a set of social interactions, as altered appliances, or as tweaked channels of a system. They can serve as quick fixes to daily problems […]