John Oleinik was awarded third place for his Oil on Linen, Only Light Can Drive Out Darkness
John has been an Architect with a private practice since 1983 specializing in the design of custom single family homes. For the last four years, he has been making the professional transition into Fine Art. He is able to bring some of the unique skills acquired as an architect to his oil paintings. Each painting is an experimentation in light, form and color; each one building from the previous works. Stylistically, his paintings combine the aspects of photo-realism and abstract art.
About ONLY LIGHT CAN DRIVE OUT DARKNESS:
Description: Abstract super-realism; from the Elecromechanical Evolution Series.
The title is from a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University 1979
Licensed Architect- State of California 1983
Private Architectural Practice since 1983; many architectural awards and publications.
ART HONORS & AWARDS:
Selected for Urban Tree Exhibition (First Year 2009) by Port of San Diego – Title: ARTREE WITH COLOR CHANGING LEAVES
Del Mar Fair:
2014 – 2 Honorable Mentions
2015 - 1 Honorable Mention
2016 – Coordinators Best of Show Award
2017 – First Place for Cityscape – Oil
First Place for Still Life – Oil
Second Place for Landscape – Oil
2016 Newport Beach 52nd Annual Art Festival
Best-of-Show, Judges’ Choice
The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, Exhibitions Chair
Spanish Village Art Guild (2016)