Aaron Johnson – Star-Crossed

Aaron Johnson - Mount Rushmore

The interest of Stefan Stux “… lies in an engagement with art that transforms from avant garde to art history…”. His latest display from Aaron Johnson is a result of this maxim. “Star-Crossed” mongrels the latest of current political events loosely with base mythology. The hybrid of old and new offers the viewpoint that things never wholly change.

The work reminds me of something that William S. Burroughs wrote. Loosely recalled from memory, “…the creatures of all your dreams and nightmares; right here, solid as they ever were or will be.”

Aaron Johnson - Rushmore Hell-Beast

Aaron Johnson - The Second Coming of Uncle Sam

Aaron Johnson
4 September – 18 October 2008
Stux Gallery

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About Scott Lickstein, Look Into My Owl

Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

2 Responses to Aaron Johnson – Star-Crossed

  1. elisha says:

    I love these too, doghed!! Even more so when I saw the amazing technique he uses to make them. Check out his site- there’s a link to some interesting photos of his process from his “links” page.

  2. doghed says:

    i weep with joy that these paintings exist. check out the buttered humps on the camel.

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