About John

John Tebeau’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Detroit and other U. S. cities. His originals and prints belong to collectors all over the world. Even the Bronx.

I’m a self-taught artist who began painting after years of working as a cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. I live in New York with my wife Colleen, and paint at a studio in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. Contact me at johntebeau@gmail.com.

Selected Exhibitions and Shows (*Solo Shows)

2012

CREST FEST ART SHOW, Brooklyn, NY

GO, Brooklyn Museum’s Open Studio Project

*DIZZY’S on Fifth Brooklyn, NY

2011

“INANIMATE OBJECTS,” The Hudson Guild, New York, NY

“FOR/FOUR,” Lolita, New York, NY

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY, New Orleans, LA

2010

*CONTAMINATE NYC at Root Hill Café, Brooklyn. NY

INSIGHT MAGAZINE ART SHOW, Brooklyn, NY

*ELECTRIC CHEETAH, Grand Rapids, MI

ART JAM, The Hudson Guild, New York, New York

“LINEAGE” Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

*“FINE CARTOON ART,” Walker Public Library, N. Muskegon. MI

“NAILED!” Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

JAN LARSEN GALLERY, New York, NY

“THE POINT SHOW,” Brooklyn, NY

“NEW & USED PAINTINGS,” Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“THE X INITIATIVE,” New York, NY

2009

THE RED SHOW, Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

ARTPRIZE, Grand Rapids, MI

*DIZZY’S, Brooklyn, NY

“THE SHOW-OFF SHOW”, Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

BWAC STUDIO TOUR, Brooklyn, NY

*VERLAINE, New York, NY

JAZZ AND ART, The Hudson Guild, New York, NY

JAN LARSEN GALLERY, New York, NY

2008

*LOLITA BAR, New York, NY

*ART BAR, New York, NY

BROOKLYN 111, Brooklyn, NY

*ARBOR BREWING COMPANY, Ann Arbor, MI

COMPOSITION, Brooklyn, NY

SHADOW ART FAIR, Ypsilanti, MI

2006

THE DIRTY SHOW, Detroit, MI

TABOR HILL GALLERY, Ann Arbor, MI

2005

*CAFÉ AMBROSIA, Ann Arbor, MI

2004

*PADDED CELL, Royal Oak, MI

*ARBOR BREWING COMPANY, Ann Arbor, MI

Artist’s Statement

I started painting after years of self-taught cartooning, illustration and design. At an early age, I developed a taste for parody and satire. I went nuts for Wacky Packages (collectible stickers that lampooned various consumer products) and the early Mad comic books from the 1950s (available in paperback collections which I discovered at age 12). Since then I’ve enjoyed riffing on, tweaking, and bending images and ideas, in order to say something new, ironic or humorous. It’s conceptual art, sometimes with a joke.

When painting, I often concentrate on design elements and layout. I pick my colors to enhance and fit the feeling of a subject. Humans are keenly tuned in to patterns, balance and color, so I leverage them to intensify mood and stimulate the eye. The paintings are generally meant to make you smile, so enjoy! And if you’re interested in original art, prints, or a commission of your own, please contact me today.

7 responses to “About John

  1. Pascal

    Hi John
    I saw your works and i really like them i live in LA and trying to open food business selling California corn dog. I saw your corn dog drawing and i like it how could i get drawing similar to that as my company logo thank you and keep doing good job….Pascal.

    • Hi Pascal,

      Thanks for your kind words.

      I could do something for about $500, in pen and ink (b/w). If you want something more complicated, it would be more. A payment of half up front will get me started, and half upon completion.

      Thanks!

      john

  2. Brad Demicco

    Hi John,

    I am starting a small business and have been thinking about options for a logo. Your Churchill Bulldog piece is one of the works that I would like to consider. Can you please let me know what terms you might have to license the existing image when you have a moment? Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,
    Brad

  3. Hi Brad,

    Thanks so much for your interest. The bulldog is pretty beloved.

    You can use it all you want for $1000. What would you say to that?n

    Best,

    John

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