Johnny Apodaca

Johnny Apodaca’s work is based largely on making connections between modernism and traditional plein air painting. Apodaca’s conceptual roots are closely tied to the Society of Six, a group of six California plein air painters formed in 1917, who combined aspects of traditional landscape painting with simple forms, vibrant colors and an emotional connection to their subject.

“These painters are my spiritual grandparents,” Apodaca says. It’s not about repeating and copying these artists, but adding to art history–to the story of the area.”

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