The name Timothy John should be very recognisable to many of the Luxurious Magazine readers, aside from his renowned art, collaborations with watch brands, creating beautiful and artistic writing implements for Montegrappa, he’s also from time to time interviewed various luminaries from the world of luxury for this very publication.
This time, Timothy John has stepped back from the easel where he creates canvases for international exhibitions and private collectors refining his focus to create the first in a series of unique hand painted pieces for Montegrappa of Italy titled ‘The Four Seasons‘.
“Montegrappa is a brand I feel very strongly about, they are dedicated to the artistry of writing and they have a reputation and a history of risk taking in their designs and production techniques. A few years ago, I started questioning where I was heading with my work and my life in general, I decided I had reached a point where I wanted to explore new and exciting mediums and projects. As a result of this epiphany (my wife called it a mid life crisis!) I reached out to Giuseppe Aquila told him of my desire to create unique one off pieces for the brand, and thankfully he felt my passion, liked my work and shared my vision, so the journey began, and that lead to the creation of ‘The Four Seasons’, a boxed unique edition of four hand painted pens.” – Timothy John.
“When Timothy first approached me with his idea of creating unique pieces for Montegrappa, I must say I was intrigued. The concept of hand painted pens is not new, but Timothy’s approach to it, most definitely was. He admitted that he was not a miniaturist nor was he interested in creating perfectly detailed pieces with the use of magnifying lenses, he explained to me that he wanted his work for Montegrappa, to have the passion, the emotion and the physicality of his work on large canvases.
Timothy is a great artist, with a great vision and an appetite for new ideas, his enthusiasm is contagious, so, how could I say no?
The first result of our collaboration is this boxed set series of four pens, which represent ‘The Four Seasons’ in beautiful emotionally impressionistic forms. The pens are beautiful and truly unique, the only pieces of their kind in the world.
We are delighted to have Timothy creating for us, and we look forward to future collaboration between Montegrappa and this great artist. The works Timothy creates for Montegrappa, are truly unique, they are created by the artist’s hand, in his atelier and are the only pieces of their kind existing in the world, a treasure for the true collector of objets d’art. – Giuseppe Aquila CEO of Elmo & Montegrappa, S.p.A.
Australian contemporary visual artist, Timothy John has been exhibiting professionally since 1979. His work is represented by some of the finest galleries throughout his homeland of Australia and the rest of the world. Discovered by leading Australian art entrepreneur, collector and gallerist, the late Kym Bonython, John has gone on to be a respected member of the Australian art scene, with contributions on a local, national and international level.
A self taught artist, Timothy John holds a Masters Degree in Visual Art, from the University of South Australia, which he attained in 1998.
John’s work is represented in many private, public and corporate collections throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States of America. More information about Timothy John can be found on his website www.timothyjohn.com.au or on his blog www.timothyejohn.blogspot.com.au
“The Four Seasons” unique edition box set is available for viewing and purchase at Montegrappa’s flagship boutique in Bassano del Grappa. For enquiries and expressions of interest, please send an e-mail to: [email protected] ”