John Sharp is a photorealist artist and art educator who resides with his family in Tennessee.
"The urban landscape is my greatest passion but sadly, it’s drastically changing. Whether it is an old neon sign, an abandoned space, or forgotten object, I am captivated by how years or decades of rust and decay slowly creep through the surface. While I do find something beautiful in the abandoned, this is not to dismiss the power of emotional neutrality as was the premier purpose of the founders of the photorealism movement. I am content in letting the object or scene speak for itself. My objective is to capture the purest representation of the object or scene before someone else takes note of its rejected condition, and it is gone forever."
John Sharp has had his work exhibited in galleries such as the Uptown Arts Center in Chicago, Illinois, the Mondak Heritage Center in Sydney, Montana, Art House Co-op in Brooklyn, New York, and the Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy. John Sharp was also a featured artist in Hyperrealism Magazine #11 in 2020. In 2012 his painting "One Left" was selected for a featured collection by Rebecca Wilson, chief curator at Saatchi Art.