Period & Style
An interview with the artist John Cederquist
John Cederquist's work draws on California surfing culture, trompe l'oeil (fool the eye) painting, and classical Japanese arts and crafts. The artist is not interested in creating "important furniture," but in exploring how appearances shape our perception. Cederquist prefers plywood and industrial resins to precious woods and pigments, creating large-scale pieces that ask us not to take the art, or ourselves, too seriously.