John Rattigan

humourous art


My art tries to deal with a number of paradoxes; how to produce images that can be both playful and serious, abstract and figurative, complex yet simple.

To this end you will find that my images often have a graphic immediacy, rich colours and strong geometric or decorative elements. In recent years anthropomorphic elements have crept into my work, especially in the monkey and bird series – where each bird or animal takes on human characteristics; with some looking angry or melancholic while others look joyful or mischievous.



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