Author: John Azelvandre

  • Common Grave: A Painting Project

    Common Grave: A Painting Project

    Part I: How it all started In January 2013, I had the good fortune of visiting the Fontanelle Cemetery – “Il cimitero delle Fontanelle (in napoletano, ‘e Funtanelle)” in Naples, Italy. This fantastic cemetery — really an ossuary — a repository of tens of thousands of human remains, is one of the more unique and…

  • Autumn News, a Preview

    Autumn News, a Preview

    Hello art friends! A lot is happening with me this autumn and I want to give you at least preview and highlights of what to look forward to: First and most importantly, I will be participating in this year’s Gowanus Open Studios! Further details about the event, including safety protocols and so on, will be…

  • Find me on Artsy!

    Find me on Artsy!

    I’m pleased to announce that I now have a presence on Artsy, thanks to the efforts of Arts Gowanus, our local arts organization here in my neck of the woods in Brooklyn. Here is the URL for my Artsy page: https://www.artsy.net/arts-gowanus/artist/john-azelvandre For starters, I have listed 10 paintings for sale on the site. I intend…

  • Dark Spring: photos from the NYC lockdown, Spring 2020

    Dark Spring: photos from the NYC lockdown, Spring 2020

    Today I’m experimenting with Adobe Spark and putting together some photos previously only shared to Instagram (maybe Twitter). This photo essay narrates, loosely, the pandemic lockdown New York City suffered through from March to May, 2020. Despite the distressing circumstances, it was fun exploring nighttime street photography. And, the subway is always a favorite subject…

  • ArtsGowanus Atlantic Artwalk a Big Success!

    ArtsGowanus Atlantic Artwalk a Big Success!

    ArtsGowanus partnered with the Atlantic Avenue BID to create a safe, socially distanced art venue along the length of Atlantic Avenue. I was pleased to be able participate. I’ve uploaded some selected photos from opening day (October 17, 2020) to my Flickr photostream. Enjoy!

  • Upcoming event! Join me at the Circle Show!

    I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be participating in a group show in Brooklyn which opens November 9th.  “The Circle Show” will feature work that is entirely circular! I created some circular pieces back in 2014 for a group endeavor I participated in on Governor’s Island, and I was just thinking earlier this year how…

  • Invitation: Support me on Patreon and win this painting!

    Back at the beginning of November 2017, I launched my Patreon page: Introducing my New Patreon Page! It’s off to a very good start, and for some time now, I’ve entertained the idea of raffling off some of my paintings to patrons.  But in order for that to be really fun and interesting and worthwhile,…

  • Artworks 2018 is coming May 10!

    I’m pleased to announce that once again I have been asked to participate in the Arts Gowanus benefit, ArtWorks. On May 10th, 75 works by local artists will be shown during an exciting evening at Shapeshifter Lab. The event will be a combination of art exhibition, chance to mingle with local artists, yummy food and…

  • December is coming …

    … and that means Patreon patron rewards! Earlier this month, I announced the launch of my Patreon Artist page. If you haven’t visited it yet, please stop by! At the beginning of each month, I mail out patron rewards to all patrons pledging $5.00 or more.  For December, I will be choosing rewards from among…

  • Introducing my New Patreon Page!

    Thank you to everyone who came out to see my work at the recent Gowanus Open Studios. Since then, I’ve been extremely busy setting up and testing my new page on Patreon.com.  I’m now ready to officially invite you to come check it out, and help me keep making art! What is Patreon?  Patreon is…

  • Something very last minute — My art during Gowanus Open Studios

    Hello everyone!  I had not planned to show any work during this year’s Gowanus Open Studios (happening this weekend, October 20-22), but a last minute opportunity presented itself. Abby Subak, Director of Arts Gowanus, reached out to artists who formerly had studios in Gowanus, and asked us to participate as “Gowanus Emeritus Artists” in the…

  • Artworks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus

    I’m pleased to announce that, once again, I will be contributing to this year’s ArtWorks — a benefit for Arts Gowanus! This year’s event happens Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7 – 10 pm at Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215.  I will be there! So join me in celebrating the arts and artists of Gowanus and take…