John Yoyogi Fortes

John Yoyogi Fortes

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John Yoyogi Fortes
Born in a taxi on Yoyogi Street in Tokyo, Japan, John Yoyogi Fortes is a Filipino-American painter based in Sacramento. His paintings are often large scale explorations of self that lean towards a whimsical, dark and obscure world.Fortes’ artwork has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Hawaii, Venezuela, Japan, the Philippines and Norway. His paintings are held in numerous private collections as well as the Asian American Art Centre in New York, the Nevada Museum of Art, the Triton Museum of Art and Crocker Art Museum in California. His work was included in the International Arts & Artists traveling exhibition, “Infinite Mirror; Images of American Identity.” The exhibition opened at Syracuse University in New York and traveled to museums and universities throughout the Eastern United States.Fortes has received grants from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and a Visual Artist Fellowship from the California Arts Council. In 2004 John was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. John was also nominated for the Alliance of Artists Communities, Vision from the New California Project in 2006 and 2007.In 2018 John was accepted to participate in the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art's highly renowned Artist-in-Residence program, a three month residency in Omaha, Nebraska.
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188 KISKA ROAD, 2016
John Yoyogi Fortes

188 KISKA ROAD, 2016

acrylic, pom pom on canvas

12 x 18 in

$1,500.00

BLACK HOLE OF SELF DESTRUCTION, 2010
John Yoyogi Fortes

BLACK HOLE OF SELF DESTRUCTION, 2010

acrylic, ink enamel pen, pencil on sheetrock

15 x 12 in

$1,500.00

COMO SE DRAMA, 2015
John Yoyogi Fortes

COMO SE DRAMA, 2015

acrylic, ink enamel pen, spray paint, pencil on sheetrock

15 x 12 in

$1,500.00

HELL2PAY, 2016
John Yoyogi Fortes

HELL2PAY, 2016

acrylic, oilstick, charcoal, pencil, enamel, glitter, collage on canvas

60.50 x 121 in

$18,000.00

NORMALIZED, 2017
John Yoyogi Fortes

NORMALIZED, 2017

acrylic, glitter on canvas

30 x 24 in

$2,800.00

PARASITE, 2010
John Yoyogi Fortes

PARASITE, 2010

acrylic, ink, pencil, enamel pen, collage on sheetrock

15 x 12 in

$1,500.00

PERIPHERAL MADNESS, 2016
John Yoyogi Fortes

PERIPHERAL MADNESS, 2016

acrylic, ink enamel pen, pencil on sheetrock

15 x 12 in

$1,500.00

PURGASTORY, 2016
John Yoyogi Fortes

PURGASTORY, 2016

acrylic, enamel, pencil, charcoal, collage, glitter on canvas

72 x 60 in

$12,000.00

RELAXATIVE 3, 2017
John Yoyogi Fortes

RELAXATIVE 3, 2017

acrylic, pencil, enamel pen, glitter sticker on canvas mounted to panel

11 x 9 in

$1,200.00

SHROUD OF BAD IDEAS/PARASITIC KNOWLEDGE, 2016
John Yoyogi Fortes

SHROUD OF BAD IDEAS/PARASITIC KNOWLEDGE, 2016

acrylic, enamel, glitter, charcoal, collage on canvas

84 x 72 in

$15,000.00

STAYSIS, 2018
John Yoyogi Fortes

STAYSIS, 2018

acrylic, pencil, oilstick, enamel, pen, spray acrylic on canvas

96 x 144 in

$20,000.00

UNTITLED, 2018
John Yoyogi Fortes

UNTITLED, 2018

acrylic, enamel pen, charcoal, spray paint, collage, glitter on canvas

48 x 38 in

$5,000.00

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