John Knuth’s multifaceted work explores themes of transcendence through material manipulation. Through his alchemical process, he transforms seemingly mundane materials into extraordinary objects. His investigative process bridges the disciplines of aesthetics and chemistry to reveal new avenues of perception. Whether he is working with sugar, smoke, or insects, the common and fleeting are repurposed and given new meaning. Much of his project is centered on the natural world and its potential in the process of art-making.
Knuth’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout America, including The Standard, Los Angeles, CA, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA, International Print Center New York, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA.
Courtesy of Marie Kirkegaard Gallery