Paul Johnson "Sensitive Chaos"
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Mizuma Art Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Tokyo of the work by the British artist Paul Johnson, "Sensitive Chaos".
Johnson creates paintings from intricately detailed constructions of collage. He uses a technique of hand-cutting and then interlocking tiny fragments of hand-coloured paper to create a surface that starts to communicate within the language of Painting.
The Family is a central theme to Johnson’s work. This is not a family in the traditional sense, but the idea of constructing an imagined community. Each member is slowly handcrafted with devotion to expand this gathering of people. The coming together of this group through shared ideologies and an exploration of belief systems manifest themselves in the constructed auras that float, flow and happen around every person.
"Sensitive Chaos" brings together for the first time Johnson's' Portraits’ with his new collages that take the form of banners. These hanging constructions are an extension from his portraits, and allow the artist to start building the world where these people might exist. Johnson is imagining, with these banners, what a gathering might look like in the form of a parade or march.
[Image: "Sister" detail (2006) Hand coloured paper on board 72 x 55cm One in the Other, London]
From 2008-03-08 To 2008-04-05