The works of C. F. John attempts to find the present context of Art, looking through the rational and emotional human existence. Born 1960 in Thrissur, Kerala, John presently lives and works in Bangalore, Karnataka. After his studies in Philosophy, John opted for the age-old tradition of Gurukul and had his initiations in Art under Jyothi Sahi at Silvepura Bangalore. He has held his solo show at Cochin in 2005; Bangalore & Mainz and Saarbrucken, Germany in 1997 and Alliance Francaise, Bangalore in 1991. He has also had 3 two men shows, two in New Delhi in 2002 & 2003 and one in Bangalore in 2002. He has also participated in several group shows in India and Abroad, lastly being Emerging India, presented by Art Alive Gallery and S.A. Fine Arts, London, held in London in 2007. He has been awarded at Arad International Biennale of Art, Romania in 2005; Honourable mention - 10th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in 2002 and Honorable Mention - 42nd National Exhibition of Art by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2000. He has also been working on-site/theme specific art events using installations, dance and photography focusing on social-cultural concerns.