John Tarahteeff (1972 - )
John was born in 1972 in Santa Clara, CA and grew up in the southern bay area. He graduated from Mountain View High and in 1994 Tarahteeff graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Fine Art. The artist’s paintings were first introduced by Solomon Dubnick Gallery in 1998. His love for painting never really ‘started‘. Instead he saw painting as a sort of natural progression of his seemingly ever present interest in visual representation. Like most children, he started drawing as a means of interpreting the world and giving his vision of his surroundings or the expression of his situation a tangible form.
John Tarahteeff’s paintings show great range, technical skill and seamless blending of intelligence and aesthetics. These new paintings have a story to tell, exposing in a spontaneous moment the whole of the tale. The work speaks in the deeply personal language of the artist.