Shannon Johnson

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Artist Statement:

My work has been informed by the visual information of the city streets, from graffiti, advertisements, deco tiles on shop fronts, and peeling paint. I have explored high and low art for many years with influences like Warhol, Basquiat and the french nouveaux realiste Jacques de la Villagre.

My work incorporates collage, spray paint, drawing and tends to be quite texture heavy. Dada’s readymades and Rauschenburg also inform my mixed media. Inspiration comes in found objects, ripped posters on the streets, abandoned buildings, old books and stories, second hand toys, childhood memories, giant trees, mysterious deep-sea creatures, thunder storms and graffiti.

“Fingers Crossed” (2017)
Mixed media
Last Updated On April 23, 2018