John Shashaty | The Nocturnal Artist

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John Shashaty is a New York born and raised artist. Life wasn’t always artistic for John as he graduated with an MBA from St. John’s University. He is a Director of Operations and Compliance in the financial services industry. Art although is his true passion and as a self-taught artist puts much of time to the creation of abstract drawings that contain “hidden” symbols within them. Each piece has a story to tell, John’s My goal is to bring light to life through abstract drawings to reflect current events, historical events, and emotions. Some of the pieces include symbols of love, peace, devastation, religion, work ethic, talent, and drive.

To date, New York City is deeply embedded Shashaty’s work, as NYC’s culture is his true inspiration.  “I love the city, the diversity, the culture, and knowing that I was raised in this great place,” says John. His next project will feature many hidden symbols that focus on New York City. Focused on incorporating the NYC culture into his collection, John has recently been getting traction, being displayed in various NYC art venues and sites. Featured in various locations, publications, and galleries all in 2017-2018 such as The Prudential Insurance Company of America, NYC Subway,  South Street Seaport, 10011 Magazine, and 1340 Art Gallery.


John Shashaty’s artist name is NocturnalAbstract222 and is an insomniac by nature, hence the pseudonym. He completes his artworks in the early morning hours while most are asleep and his passion for art makes him rise but looks forward to sleep as its when he has many of the abstract visions. Each truly has a story to tell, and most pieces measure 10″ x 12″ and are mounted in a black frame to keep the black and white theme. Usually, the works are displayed individually or as a group of “tiles”.

John Shashaty draws his drive and inspirations from family. He says, ” Members such as my niece Angelica Jade Collazo for being an amazing artist! Also my parents and friend Lacy Palianto for being a true partner, Lyndsay Palianto for being his awesome clothing designer, actor Mike Reddin, Ryan Palianto for his hustle, and Lauren Palianto for being a great mother and example.”  The artist he awed by is Christopher Wool, as a New Yorker who has really amazed the world with his abstract style.

 “Maximize yourself!”

This is a message he has for anyone interested achieving their goals. To John, this means to create a persona that is complete and running at full potential you must to maximize your time, your mind, your talents, your drive, your energy, your family life, your religious beliefs etc.

To view more information about John visit his Instagram account to view his collection.

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