Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction is the title of an installation by Chris Johanson that will open on September 17th at The Conversation. His first Berlin solo show will be hosted by a nomadic cultural project founded by curator and artist Aaron Rose and gallerist Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer. On view through December 3rd, the showing will be comprised of new paintings and works on paper made with recycled materials.
Diverse in his output, the LA-based artist works with painting, drawing, sculpture, and music, which often depict the hope and despair of contemporary life. His simple, unschooled style fits perfect with his ongoing theme of crushing the conformity of modern existence, which will be one of the ideas explored. Examining the delicate balance between nature and technology, this installation will have more focus on figurative works, rather than the hybrid of figurative elements and abstraction that he’s been known for. Using a narrative and poetic quality, Johanson’s work expresses the artist‘s strong beliefs in environmentalism, compassion, and peaceful co-existence.
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