Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Art Practice and University Honors
Art + Design
trompe l'oeil, assemblage, identity, painting
Inspired by the isolation of the COVID pandemic, John Kohlepp explores Manuel DeLanda's theories of identity and assemblage with a modular exhibit of trompe l’oeil paintings of humble objects found in his home and nearby surroundings. The exhibit offers the opportunity to recombine these interrelated elements into new patterns of meaning. The thesis offers and exploration of the philosophical and biographical inspirations behind the media and concepts engaged by the artist.
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Kohlepp, John, "Signs of Life" (2023). University Honors Theses. Paper 1327.