Approved: 16.08.2006

Gary Malcolm Johnson

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

My artwork comes in the form of a linear representation of mundane, everyday objects, those we fail to notice or become complacent with. I set out to almost re-invent these images, to challenge the way we perceive them, using line as an exaggeration of their shape/form, to bring attention to them.
The objects I choose are often isolated, juxtaposed against colour or space, minimal in content and

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  • Location: Southend on Sea, East
 

Biography

My artwork comes in the form of a linear representation of mundane, everyday objects, those we fail to notice or become complacent with. I set out to almost re-invent these images, to challenge the way we perceive them, using line as an exaggeration of their shape/form, to bring attention to them. The objects I choose are often isolated, juxtaposed against colour or space, minimal in content and a play between line and flat colour backgrounds. My use of isolating each object comes from removing them from the content of their familiar surroundings, to put them in an invented and neutral space, the conditions being only affected by colour and space. Viewpoint is very important to me. This can be an object facing away from the viewer, challenging the function of what a picture is supposed to be, or else discarded objects, creating a narrative to the work. Images are restricted to minimum information, only enough to confirm what we acknowledge as recognisable, carefully selected, often with a nostalgic sentiment.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1998 - 2001  BA Fine Art (Hons), Falmouth College of Arts, Falmouth, Cornwall

Group exhibitions

2015    56th Essex Open Art Exhibition, The Beecroft Gallery, Southend on Sea.

2013     East Contemporary Art: A Collection of 21st Century Practice. UCS Waterfront Gallery,       

            Ipswich.

2009     Glasgow Art Fair selected works, Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow.

2006     Affordable Art Fair, Selected works, Battersea Park, London.

2006     Brighton Art Fair, selected works, Brighton Corn Exchange, Brighton.

2006     Christmas show, selected works, Ocontemporary, Brighton.

2006     Mixed gallery collection, Eyestorm Gallery, London Southbank (next to Tate Modern).

2006     Painting show, selected works, Ocontemporary, Brighton.

2002     The Catto Gallery, Hampstead, London.

2001     Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London.