Aaron Johnson – Studio Visit – 2010

Recently, we stopped in on Aaron Johnson’s new studio space in Bushwick. We were there so that he could sign the new print edition, available here, through our gallery.

It was great to see how much painting was going on in the studio. Aaron was preparing for a solo show, “Scars and Stripes” opening this Friday at Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, Denmark and let us take some photographs of the work in progress. He’s been instituting exciting new techniques that have brought the concentration of textural detail to new levels.

Johnson continues to explore a vibrant mythology that is a mash-up of history, biology and individual investigation. His compositions seem to grow in an organic manner with division and replication playing large roles in the layers of color that build into surface. Two depictions of God were nearing completion in the space. These pieces were clear indications that although the works explode before the viewer’s eyes they still manage to keep sight of a larger ideal.

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

More photos after the break.

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson - Studio Visit - 2010

Aaron Johnson
Scars and Stripes
29 October – 26 November 2010
Gallery Poulsen
Copenhagen, Denmark



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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.


One Response to Aaron Johnson – Studio Visit – 2010

  1. Don Porcella says:

    wonderful

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