Works Exhibitions
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JOHN OCHS

Three things motivate and shape my work: pure pleasure, challenge, and the attempt to engage in a visual and critical dialogue with other painters, past and present. The pure pleasure I derive from painting is just that: complete and utter expressive gratification, akin to faith in its steadfastness. The challenge comes in many forms, particularly in not knowing exactly where a work is going to go. My conceptual dialogue may best be understood in the context of a child who may be structured and guided by his parents when he is young, then follows his own path, independent of his parents but still shaped by them as he grows I was shaped and guided by those before me (Motherwell, Diebenkorn, and Pollock, among others), giving me a solid foundation—studying, copying, experimenting, then working more independently. As this relationship grows, it allows me to follow my own path, all the while enjoying their continuing influence through an evolving dialogue with them, as well as with my contemporaries working in the same bent. My work is an expression of this dialogue, a spontaneous intuitive reaction that is itself a sort of conversation with my medium. I agree with Jackson Pollock when he said, “I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.” My physical reaction comes from my intuition, both ordinary and esthetic. Clement Greenberg clarifies that distinction in his essay Intuition and The Esthetic Experience: “The intuition that gives you the color of the sky turns into an esthetic intuition when it stops telling you what the weather is like and becomes purely an experience of the color.” My work challenges viewers to use their own intuition to experience the essence of these essays of a silent medium.

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Works

Works Installations Exhibitions

Works

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John Ochs

Untitled #0001

pigmented shellac on paper

20" x 26"

$1,500

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John Ochs

Untitled #0406

pigmented shellac on paper

30.5" x 23"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #0411

pigmented shellac on paper

30.5" x 23"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #0503

pigmented shellac on paper

30.5" x 23"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #0519

pigmented shellac on paper

50" x 38"

$3,200

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John Ochs

Untitled #0701

pigmented shellac on paper

30" x 22.5"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #0702

pigmented shellac on paper

30" x 22.5"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #0719

pigmented shellac on paper

50" x 38"

$3,200

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John Ochs

Untitled #0801

pigmented shellac on paper

44" x 30"

$2,500

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John Ochs

Untitled #0802

pigmented shellac on paper

44" x 30"

$2,500

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John Ochs

Untitled #0803

pigmented shellac on paper

44" x 30"

$2,500

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John Ochs

Untitled #0804

pigmented shellac on paper

44" x 30"

$2,500

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John Ochs

Untitled #0805

pigmented shellac on paper

44" x 30"

$2,500

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John Ochs

Untitled #1219

pigmented shellac on paper

30" x 22"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #1501

pigmented shellac on paper

30" x 22.5"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #1519

pigmented shellac on paper

30" x 22"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #1719

pigmented shellac on paper

30" x 22"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #1819

pigmented shellac on paper

30" x 22"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #1904

pigmented shellac on paper

30.5" x 23"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #2019

pigmented shellac on paper

30" x 22"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #2104

pigmented shellac on paper

23" x 31.5"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #2119

pigmented shellac on paper

30" x 22"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #2719

pigmented shellac on paper

38" x 50"

$3,200

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John Ochs

Untitled #2804

pigmented shellac on paper

30.5" x 23"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #2819

pigmented shellac on paper

38" x 50"

$3,200

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John Ochs

Untitled #3019

pigmented shellac on paper

50" x 38"

$3,200

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John Ochs

Untitled #3119

pigmented shellac on paper

38" x 50"

$3,200

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John Ochs

Untitled #3604

pigmented shellac on paper

30.5" x 23"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #9901

pigmented shellac on paper

30.5" x 23"

$1,600

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John Ochs

Untitled #9902

pigmented shellac on paper

30.5" x 23"

$1,600

Installations

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Exhibitions

NEW WORKS

05/2015

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