October 13, 2017


John Aslanidis has completed a major site-specific commission for Longchamp's Omotesando boutique in Tokyo's Harajuku precinct.

Taking one month to complete, the 84 sqm wall painting extends across three levels and is now open to the public.

This commission is in keeping with Aslanidis' elegant chromatic paintings which offer a vision firmly grounded in knowledge of physics, mathematics and music theory. Colour is liberated, and balanced by greys and blacks married to complementary opposites to create high contrast and compositionally resolved works. 

To read more there is an interview with John Aslanidis and i-D Vice Magazine Japan regarding the Longchamp project here.

Longchamp's Omotesando

November 29, 2016


Earlier this year the Consulate launched the Monash Room Exhibition Program, giving Australian artists the opportunity to exhibit their work at the New York premises. From a broad range of applicants, four exceptional artists were selected for the program; John Aslanidis, Sara Morawetz, Jeremy Edmiston and Jemila MacEwan. Arts and culture has a vital role to play in strengthening Australia’s reputation as a creative and sophisticated nation. Through this program of work the Consulate aims to promote collaboration between Australian artists and international partners, while also generating awareness for our talented featured artists. John Aslanidis is the first artist to exhibit at the Consulate through this program.  A respected Australian artist, John's works are a celebration of his relentless aesthetic optimism. The vibrant colours and concentric patterns give the impression of a pulse, as if each painting has a very loud heartbeat.   

May 28, 2016

War - A Playground Perspective at Armory Gallery

John Aslanidis has been curated into War – A Playground Perspective. This exhibition is presented within the historic Newington Armory exploring the human propensity for violent conflict and war as seen from the perspective of 28 leading Australian artists. Understandings of war and the human impulse for conflict are at the core of the exhibition curated by UNSW Art & Design lecturer Allan Giddy and graduate Nick Vickers. This exhibition is an opportunity for artists to examine aspects of human nature that are deeply embedded in communal psyche – territorialism and conflict.

The exhibition is current 14 May – 14 August.

For more details, click here.

May 17, 2016

John Aslanidis Recipient of the 2016 ISCP Australia Council Residency

Congratulations to John Aslanidis who is the recipient of this years $20,000 International Studio & Curatorial Program Australia Council Residency in New York. The program supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. The ISCP is housed in a former factory in Brooklyn where, since 1994, over 1,200 artists and curators from 62 countries have undertaken residencies. For more information, click here. To view John’s available works, click here.

December 2, 2015

John Aslanidis at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

John Aslanidis' work has been curated into a group exhibition at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. The exhibition Patternation includes work from artists whose practice investigates the conceptual nature of pattern and its affinity with art, science, music and movement.

The exhibition is current from 12 December 2015 to 7 February 2016.

For more information on Patternation and Art Rules, click here.

December 19, 2014

John Aslanidis for ‘Colour Music’ at Drill Hall Gallery

John Aslanidis recently exhibited his work ’Sonic Network no.13’ 2013 in the group exhibition ‘Colour Music’ at the Drill Hall Gallery, at the Australian National University. The exhibition sought to “bring together the work of visual artists who speculate on connections between pictorial form and pitch, harmony, movement and musical notation.” Curated by Tony Oates the works in the exhibition ranged from painting using light, performance, kinetics and musical collaborations. All of which embody a “preoccupation with synaesthesia that haunted the modernist project.” Other artists included Roy de Maistre, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Jozef Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski and Frank Hinder.
For Aslanidis his paintings “occupy a space which exists between vision and sound, a perceptual approach to abstraction with conceptual underpinnings.”