The artist is represented by Horton Gallery in New New York John Pomara is interested in the role human error plays in technology, and his paintings intend to capture that concept visually. His abstract paintings depict blurs, glitches, and printing imperfections, contradicting our vision of modern technology as cold, rational, and without error.
Entropy and mechanical failure are prevalent themes within his work.
In his endeavors to visually represent these errors he utilizes printers, copy machines and the Internet. Even the medium upon which he works is evocative of his underlying message, the industrial surfaces of the aluminum panels complimenting and enhancing his artistic vision.
There are many who would argue that making mistakes is part of the creative process, and Pomara"s work in part adheres to this sentiment, oftentimes inspired by the paint drips and spills that landed on the newspaper covering his studio floor. He currently teaches at University of Texas, Dallas.
2013 off_Key1, Horton Gallery, New York City, New York 2012 off_Key2, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2010 Arrival and Departure, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2007 Digital-Dating, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2006 96-tears, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2005 Fifteen Year Survey Exhibition, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas 2004 i_liner, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas 2002 Paintings, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California 2002 Flat File, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2001 Concentrations, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas 2000 Lincolnshire Drive, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas 1998 Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas 1996 Eugene Binder Gallery, Long Island City, New York 1992 Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, Texas 1991 Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, Texas 1987 DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2005 Legends Awards for the Arts, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas American Airlines, Dallas, Texas The Barrett Collection, Dallas, Texas Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas.