SAFARI MAGAZINE: THE "WHY" OF JOHN BANOVICH'S ART
BEYOND THE EDGE OF THE CANVAS
The “Why” of John Banovich’s Art
BY MICHAEL G. SABBETH
Not being limited or defined by the canvas has become an existential battle for Banovich. To express himself in ways that “feel good,” his art incorporates aspects drawn from a thousand choices: the line, color, brush stroke angle, paint depth, all guiding the competition for the viewer’s attention. But the lions, tigers and bears, the acacias, flamingos and elephants hibernating in his pigment tubes are liberated for a transcendent purpose — to escape the confines of the canvas and inspire and entice audiences to participate in his vision and quest. “I love that challenge when you create beyond the edge of the canvas, when you nail it,” Banovich enthused.