John Lobosco’s art is process oriented and involves a very physical approach to his materials. Whether it is painting or printmaking, he uses his hands, brushes and other tools, searching for variations in form, texture, opacity or translucency in the paint or ink application. The brush and other marks (including his finger prints) are central to his emotional and intellectual connection to the inanimate object – the image. “Thinking involves the hand,” he says. “This allows me to access the potential expression of the material and my deeper connection to the source and meaning of my paintings and prints - the tragedy and ecstasy of being alive”.