Contemporary Art and Historical Style
John Nieto is considered to be one of America’s most prolific contemporary American Indian artists. His work mainly focuses on themes that exceed simple representation. He makes use of intense primary colors that are applied in bold strokes to bring about dimension and character to the canvas.
Nieto is a talented artist who employs classic linear methods in his etchings and drawings to create images with great detail and depth. According to him, his artworks are intended to display sensuality and respect for the themes he uses. He emphasizes on capturing the unique vision of the subjects he paints on canvases through vibrant and electric hues. The audacious imagery of Nieto’s southwest art is practically the essence of his art through which he hopes to stir up a reaction or response from the audience. His artistry is a fusion of his philosophy and methodological versatility that results in a powerful expression of pride and vigor.
Most lovers and enthusiasts of American contemporary art find Nieto’s work to be unique. This is mainly due to the fact that his personal philosophies play a vital role in his consummate creations. According to Nieto, the subject matters he employs are familiar to him and are capable of expressing various elements the way he sees them. This is accomplished through the use of vivacious color and strong assertive lines. The combination of his sensuality and procedural versatility serve as the driving forces that enable him to transcend the ordinary.
After his participation in an exhibit held in Washington, DC, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, he was fortunate enough to have a meeting with President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office of the White House where he presented him with a painting dubbed ‘Delegate to the White House.’ As a testament of his immense talent, the painting hung in Washington for the entire period of the President’s term in office. Today, it is has a place in the presidential library.
Nieto’s unwavering style, unique combination of subject matter, searing color, bold comparisons, is something that audiences admire whenever they see one of his pieces of contemporary Native American art. It a well-known fact that collectors from all corners of the United States and abroad are constantly in search of his artworks. Over the years, Nieto has produced etchings, bronze sculptures, silk-screen prints, and lithographs. In addition, he has also created some of his works using charcoal and pastel crayons. However, over the recent few years, he has devoted almost all of his time exclusively to painting.
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New Mexico has been Nieto’s ancestral home for nearly 300 years, so his family roots run deep in the city. Over the years, John and his family have lived in various towns in Northern New Mexico, but now reside in Texas. Visit his online gallery here: https://www.nietofineart.com/.