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Matthew Johnson

Firmament, 2011

Oil on Linen
90 x 180 cm
signed, dated and titled verso
$ 15,000 Gallery price

Matthew Johnson’s richly pigmented canvases reflect his love of applying and layering paint. His passion for the traditional Japanese methods of mixing rare pigments is seen in the array of precious pigments throughout his studio. Johnson is influenced by the work of Japanese nihongastyle painters who often made pigments from natural materials such as shell. Mixing glistening pigments of different textures, Johnson uses the iridescent pigment iriodin which is made from sand to give his canvases an effervescent glow.

Johnson’s striking abstract paintings are born of emotionally inspired creative processes. The geometrics of line and circle are blurred and dissipated in Johnson’s colourful largescale oil pieces as he explores space, light, speed and tactility. Johnson investigates the subtleties and complexities of the play of light in the natural world through form: "Everything we see is conditioned by light and everything we see is transformed by light."

Courtesy of Private Collection, Melbourne

Find out more about Matthew and his work here

 

LOCATION


926-930 High St, Armadale.

VIEWING

12-6pm, Monday 7 Sept. 2015

AUCTION

Monday 7 Sept. 2015
Cocktail party at 6.30pm followed by the Art Auction.

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CONTACT

Email:
Phone +61 3 9272 5699  

ADDRESS

Level 1, 306 Hawthorn Rd,
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
 
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Matthew Johnson

Firmament, 2011

Oil on Linen
90 x 180 cm
signed, dated and titled verso
$ 15,000 Gallery price

Matthew Johnson’s richly pigmented canvases reflect his love of applying and layering paint. His passion for the traditional Japanese methods of mixing rare pigments is seen in the array of precious pigments throughout his studio. Johnson is influenced by the work of Japanese nihongastyle painters who often made pigments from natural materials such as shell. Mixing glistening pigments of different textures, Johnson uses the iridescent pigment iriodin which is made from sand to give his canvases an effervescent glow.

Johnson’s striking abstract paintings are born of emotionally inspired creative processes. The geometrics of line and circle are blurred and dissipated in Johnson’s colourful largescale oil pieces as he explores space, light, speed and tactility. Johnson investigates the subtleties and complexities of the play of light in the natural world through form: "Everything we see is conditioned by light and everything we see is transformed by light."

Courtesy of Private Collection, Melbourne

Find out more about Matthew and his work here