Sifting through the boatloads of visual information stored on the intertubes today, I came across the artwork of John Squire.  Best known for his recently re-united Britpop band The Stone Roses,  Squire is also highly collectable painter.  Working in the mixed media of ink and oil, Squire’s works bring to mind the elaborate mosaics of Islamic mosques.  Often titled with names of well-known figures of popular culture, Squire chooses his subjects based on their place “in the history of phenomena” of fame and celebrity.  Ranging from Harry Houdini to Rihanna, Squire has “tried to select a broad range of personalities and not just reflect my tastes.”  His work was  most recently exhibited at The Idea Generation Gallery in London.

John Squire's ink and oil paintings. From top left, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Josef Fritzl, Woody Allen, Self Portrait. Images courtesy of

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