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.
More photos after the break.
Scars and Stripes
29 October – 26 November 2010