Landon Pointer (b. 1999) is an introspective artist hailing from Fort
Wayne, IN, currently based in Oakland, CA. Through painting, Pointer skill-fully explores the complexities of his childhood, delving into both the realms of trauma and pop culture references.
Having spent his formative years traveling across America with his single mother, Pointer’s art serves as a portal to the distant memories that shaped his identity. In his works, Pointer confronts the emotional landscapes of his past, bridging the gap between solace and understanding. Drawing from a range of experiences, his brushstrokes traverse the spectrum of painful recollections to therapeutic introspection.
Pointer’s artistic expression is a profound testament to the power of self-reflection. By inviting viewers to witness his personal journey, he aims to evoke empathy and spark contemplation within their own lives. With each piece, Landon Pointer unveils a vivid tapestry that is as raw as it is captivating, resonating with all who engage with his work.
Inspired by a phrase deeply ingrained in Landon Pointer's mind from their mother, "It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt" this exhibition serves as a poignant exploration of the artist's formative years. Through a series of thought-provoking pieces, Landon Pointer delves into the duality of this phrase, embracing both its playful and painful connotations.
Reflecting on the profound impact of childhood memories, the artist playfully captures various aspects of their youth. From tender moments like giving flowers to a first crush to profound gestures of remembrance for lost loved ones, "It's All Fun n Games" becomes an ode to Landon Pointer's past, with all its triumphs and
While the artist admits to having been compelled into premature maturity during their upbringing, this exhibition represents a bold departure from those constraints. Pointer fearlessly embraces the playful nature of their creations, viewing it as an act of courage and perseverance. The vibrant and evocative paintings on display are a testament to the artist's resilience and ability to find solace and inspiration in the midst of life's trials.
The exhibition also pays homage to the fragility of life and emotions, encapsulated in the unwritten second half of the title, "until somebody gets hurt." It serves as a poignant reminder that life's journey is delicate, and our emotions can be easily wounded. By acknowledging both sides of this phrase, Landon Pointer demonstrates their respect for the human experience and the intricacies of existence.
"It's All Fun n Games" promises to be an unforgettable visual experience, inviting viewers to reflect on their own memories and navigate the depths of the human condition.