Latin Pop & Abstracts
Latin American/Caribbean artist John Gascot spent the first twelve years of his life in Puerto Rico, a fact to which he attributes his love of bold color. While he creates in a variety of styles, Latin Pop paintings are his signature. He affectionately coined the style "Latin Pop" after years of unsuccessful attempts at categorizing the work as one genre or another. The series combines elements of Pop, Cubism and Folk and is flavored with a Latin/Global sensibility.
The figures in John's works are often large and curvaceous. Their mass speaks more about strength and presence than actual size. He strives to create art that is accessible and promotes diversity while simultaneously celebrating and challenging social and gender roles dictated by various cultures.
His work is in various collections across the US and Europe. He is also a contributor to the Arts section of the Huffington Post.
"Fresh with interesting subject and content."
-Dianne Birghmingham, Merchandise Director, Salvador Dali Museum
"John's understanding and embrace of the female form is what first drew me to his work. He effortlessly blends elegance and sensuality, not an easy task. So far I have 'adopted' four of John's beautiful women, and while a mother never admits to a favorite child, I would have to confess that Joy in Repetition most certainly provides just that - joy, in repetition. She is confident and strong and beautiful. I find in John's art what I most wish to discover in myself."
-K Stewart, collector
"I immediately sensed John's paintings revealed a personal connection to their subjects. I enjoy the way his painting style and use of bold colors render an emotionally connected work of art."
-Lou G., collector
"Like a great composer/musician, his works play to my soul; they make me happy, and I count them among the finer things in my life."
-T Bonitto, collector
"John fleshed out my vision for that rare piece of contemporary cultural art -- a present for my wife and daughter -- that celebrates femininity and ethnicity with warmth, whimsy, even a slight hint of reverence... but zero kitsch. Very clever stuff."
-Enloe Wilson, collector