Artist Statement
March 2021

one starts with a plan
an idea

the plan comes from the self
the mind

from the world
the environment

my self is my environment
my environment my self

my work is abstract figural
landscape conceptual

made exterior

execution requires rigor

then disruption

a life suppressed is bound
to burst
at some point

i am an exploration
of me

an archive
to mine

each artwork a written record
of my findings

a trace
of my route


"John Hovig's abstract work, with all its linear fluidity, takes on the quality of organic, biomorphic forms floating in an undefined space. Notice how the line undulates and twists round and round, how following its pattern mediates a meditative act of vision."

Joseph Staley IV

Curator, Glade Gallery