john register

The Haunting Realism of John Register

May 5, 2016

Lot 241, John Register, Motel: Route 66 (1991)

John Register created a stark and haunting body of work that depicts places without people. In their tension between light and shadow and their embrace of vivid color, his scenes evoke an existential bleakness which has prompted comparisons to the work of Edward Hopper. To this Register responded: “With Hopper you witness someone else’s isolation; in my pictures, I think you, the viewer, become the isolated one.”

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