"When I sit and work, I often just copy it out of my mind exactly the way they appear in my head."
- John Tursi
Prints are produced on demand on either mounted wrapped canvas or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.
New York, NY
“I always wanted to be a famous artist”
John Tursi’s art is stream of consciousness made visible. His flow of creativity originates in the book that he embodies and pours onto canvases every day. Tursi’s art tells the stories of life: love, joy, pain and suffering. He commonly refers to his art as his Book of Dreams --utilizing the radiant spectrum of rainbow colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Tursi’s artistic language in an ever varying interplay of neatly framed shapes. He frequently uses Spiro graphs and French curves to wind the visionary forms into their elegant lines.
In addition to his drawings, Tursi is also well known for his large wire sculptures that he meticulously puts together day after day in his art studio at The Living Museum in Queens, NY. The skilled son of a car mechanic, he uses many different kinds of props and castaways and builds stunning art pieces from coat hangers, wire, nails, bottle-corks, soft drink cans, tongue depressors, cleaning mops, cooking pots, chains, tree-trunks, branches, strait-jackets, and strips of wallpaper.
(excerpts of this bio are used with permission from: JOHN TURSI: The Living Museum Edition, 2010 by Alexandra Plettenberg)
Our Fine Art Paper and Photo Paper are OBA-free acid-free, 310gsm, bright white water-resistant paper made from 100% cotton. The fine art paper is a premium, flat, textured canvas paper. Our Mounted Canvas is a polycotton blend matte canvas using a pH coating that is optical brightener additive-free, acid-free, and whitening agent-free.
Each of our frames are hand built upon order to fit each piece. fine art paper and photo paper prints are framed with classic contemporary authentic wood measuring 1¼” w x ¾” h with a ⅝” rabbet with glass covering and optional white matting. Our mounted canvas prints are framed in floating authentic wood measuring ⅝” w x 2” h with a 1 ¾” rabbet.
Prints and frames are made to order and ship from within 5-7 business days of your purchase via UPS from California. If your prints arrive damaged please let us know and we will correct them for you.
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