John Bankston is active/lives in California, Michigan. John Bankston is known for fantasy-cyberspace, narrative painting, sculpture and ceramics.
Biography John Bankston
The following is from the "New York Times," 3/18/2001
"In John Bankston's Art, Satyrs, Slaves and Monsters in the Colors of Childhood"
By LESLIE CAMHI
THE childhood activity of coloring is beneath notice for most artists, but not for John Bankston, whose paintings and drawings evoke a world of cyberfiction, slave narratives, fairy tales and leather-bar fantasies played out inside the lines of a coloring book.
His series of 17 drawings, "The Capture and Escape of Mr. M, Chapter 1," is on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem. It tells the story of Mr. M, a drunken Everyman who is relaxing on a city street corner when he's abducted by aliens. In one drawing, "Dropped Into a New Reality," he finds himself prey
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