Photo: Alexander Johnson in Hove, South East

Alexander Johnson


Before moving into abstraction, my work was figurative and still contains the memory of many years spent drawing figures and landscapes. These days I like to work from images that are in danger of being lost. Recently I’ve used patterns from aerial reconnaissance photos that my father took from his Spitfire in WW2, along with pictures from my own past. I work in oils and expose human mark-making in my work as a deliberate antidote to the slick digital images that swamp us daily. I develop the paintings instinctively using my experience of working with colour and form, I love the complex textures created by oil paint as it dries which also celebrate natural aging - the slow passing of time.

Location Hove, South East
Activities Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
Tags abstract, artist, contemporary, painter, printmaker, london, British, bronze, brighton

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    With Modern ArtBuyer agency.

  • November 3 - 16, 2014: Gallery 40, 40 Gloucester Road, North Laine, Brighton BN1 4AQ

    Solo exhibition of new paintings and work on paper.

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