Berlin 00:00:00 London 00:00:00 New York 00:00:00 Chicago 00:00:00 Los Angeles 00:00:00 Shanghai 00:00:00
members login here
Region
Country / State
City
Genre
Artist
Exhibition

Paul Johnson

Page 1 | Biography


Paul Johnson studied MA Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London. 2000-03


Selected solo shows -

2007 - Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2005 & 2003 - One in the Other, London.
2003 - Studio d'arte Cannaviello, Milan,Italy



Paul Johnson is represented by One in the Other.


For Paul Johnson's exhibition in 2003 at One in the Other one had to peer through the diaphanous surfaces of his collages to collect the fragments of an unsettling tableau. Placed over the work was a translucent laminate surface that stood between the picture plane and the viewer and which sealed inside the illusionism of the picture.


Since then Johnson has removed the laminate surface from his work. What are shown are the intricately detailed constructions of collages using a technique interlocking fragments of individually hand-coloured paper. His subjects - portraits and disused spaces - are recovered old newspapers and magazines; a particular source of Johnson's imagery is old skateboard and speedway magazines. Found in the work, also, are a number of recurring motifs: esoteric badges, logos, marks of symbolism and orb-like discs. These crop up as pictorial, structural devices within the logic of the depiction and also as signnifiers of other-worldly attributes and belief systems. He uses them, also, to create an idea of family resemblances and reinforces the notion of the family hewn from the show title 'The Glass Family'.


Paul Johnson
London
United Kingdom
Europe

T:
F:
M:



Web Links
One in the Other
SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS
Follow on Twitter

Click on the map to search the directory

USA and Canada Central America South America Western Europe Eastern Europe Asia Australasia Middle East Africa
SIGN UP for ARTIST MEMBERSHIP SIGN UP for GALLERY MEMBERSHIP