- John William Bailly
- Auction Status
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- Oil on canvas
- 87 x 67 in. (221 x 170 cm.)
- Year: 2015
- Extra Info:
Signed and dated on both recto and verso, titled on verso
Location: Miami, FL
Seller: John William Bailly and LnS Gallery, Miami.
"My father is French and my mother is American, but I was born in the United Kingdom. As a young boy living in Paris, my family took me on extended travels to enchanting lands: the Amazon, Turkey, Morocco, Devil’s Island and other small islands in the Atlantic. Interests in the diversity of world cultures and the enjoyment of a transient existence led me to have a profound connection with art and travel. [My work is about] exploring the history of the Americas and Europe through mathematics, mythology, and nature. As a French-American simultaneously living in both hemispheres, questions of cultural identity and the inevitability of rebirth through conflict are central in my paintings. From which cultural molds are we forged? [...] Are our cultural norms seemingly random but in truth simply the sum of previous events, as the numbers in Fibonacci’s sequence are? Is math discovered or invented? Is culture discovered or invented?" -- John William Bailly