Johnny Bee Badanjek
The work of Johnny Bee Badanjek is a contemporary example of a true naive artist, with an amazing ability to express personal journeys as well as busy and bright compositions. The works are active and playful, much like the beat of a drum, which was Johnny’s first touch of artistic expression.
“John Badanjek is a very talented, serious artist, and I was honored when he requested a few words of art speak. While John’s drive and creative force has been widely acknowledged in the music business, few people have been aware of his life long fascination and interest in the visual arts.
I’ve looked at, studied, and made art for more than 40 years. Unfortunately, all that visual experience has left me super critical and greatly underwhelmed by most of the stuff being shown in contemporary galleries. But all that aside, I have to tell you, the first Johnny Bee painting I saw really rocked my socks.
John’s a very bright boy who has given serious study to most of the major artists and important paintings of the 20th century. He is remarkably self-taught, and his current work often takes many directions in layered homage to Kandinsky, Gorky, Picasso, or DeKooning, to name just a few.
But on top of this diverse encyclopedia of influence John adds his own personal spin, and he creates unique new pictures that often remind me of something I ain’t never seen before.”
~ Roy Castleberry MFA Wayne State University 1975
Available Original Works By Johnny "Bee" Badanjek.
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