John Lytle Wilson not only paints animals, but also robots. After growing up in Rock Hill, South Carolina, John honed his techniques at Birmingham-Southern College and Florida State University. He has a national exhibition record and has been featured in numerous publications - New American Paintings in 2009, and in in 2012 as one of Oxford American's 100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art. John is an instructor of art at Birmingham-Southern College and at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
My paintings stem from my interest in the power of images. From advertising and product design to museum pieces and iconography, we have long used imagery to attract, convert, and sell. I see these modern and ancient examples as segments of a larger continuum of images. I choose animal and robot imagery as stand-ins for traditional human subject matter. These also allow me to explore issues such as consciousness, free will and mortality.