Photo: Alexander Johnson in Hove, South East

Alexander Johnson

Artist
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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 use palette knives as an antidote to the slick digital images that swamp us daily, using traditional techniques which celebrate and expose the human mark, rather than try to airbrush it away like a computer programme. I develop the paintings instinctively using my experience of working with colour and form, in the hope of capturing the energy of a moment in time. The complex textures created by oil paint as it dries also celebrate natural aging - the slow passing of time. read full statement

Location Hove, South East
Activities Public art, Private commissions
Artforms Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
Tags alexander johnson art artist abstract bronze painting
Website http://www.alexander-johnson.com

News & Events

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

    Solo exhibition of new paintings and work on paper.

  • ARTIST'S OPEN HOUSE FOR THE BRIGHTON FESTIVAL, from 3 May 2014

    Four weekends in May, open Saturday + Sunday from 11.30 - 17.30, meet the artist, buy the work, credit cards accepted. Independent venue #6 at www.aoh.org.uk

  • AFFORDABLE ART FAIR BATTERSEA

    24/10/2013 – 27/10/2013
    AAF Battersea Park

    AAF Battersea 2013 Oct 24-27, Stand G1 with Modern ArtBuyer exhibiting fifteen new oils on canvas and a new bronze sculpture of PILOT.

    Find out more

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