‘The Heist’ by John Rego
Artist: John Rego
Title: ‘The Heist’
Medium: Acrylic on wood
Dimensions: 14″ x 11″
Framing: Framed (frame size: 15.5″ x 12.5″)
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
A depiction of the great pineapple heist. Lord Bludgenhorn and his family of frogs have grown a liking for fruits and other delicacies. On the second Tuesday of every other month they carry out their criminal acts of larceny, by stealing the saltwater marsh’s precious fruit supply.
About the Artist:
John Rego is a painter and illustrator living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. Primarily working in acrylics or digitally, his work is inspired by pop-surrealism, scientific illustration, northern Renaissance painting, and New England folk art. In his painting practice, John often explores themes revolving around absurdism, human’s relationship with the natural world, and his daily observations.
John earned his BFA in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art in 2018, and his MFA in Illustration as a Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in 2021. John’s work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Providence, and Washington DC. In addition, John also teaches in the Illustration Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.