Consummate printmaker, painter and drawer, John Pratt is primarily concerned with exploring how physical surroundings interact with various states of being – both of the mind and body. His recent works on paper combine layers of dynamic visual elements that surround the figure in motion within the urban precinct. As John explains, “The street zone was like a stage with a broad repertoire of movement and intent- walking, running, conveying, waiting, conversing”. John is masterful in exploiting the scope for strength and vitality offered by his chosen medium and he creates highly expressive and original works.
John Pratt is a highly regarded printmaker who has been exhibiting frequently in Australia and overseas. He has recently retired as a much loved lecturer in the Printmedia and Drawing workshop at the Canberra School of Art where he taught for just over thirty years. John is represented in many collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, State Library of NSW, Australian National University, Central Queensland University, Latrobe University, University of WA, Print Council of Australia and KPMG.