Nicholas William Johnson

Nicholas William Johnson, °1982 Honolulu, HI, USA

Johnson’s recent research focuses on plant consciousness, which is not only a topic of interest in ancient mythologies and indigenous shamanic knowledge, but also in current academic studies. Johnson’s paintings can be described as lush “jungles”, with ripe fruit connoting an unabashed sensuality and an abundance of color that is titillating to the eye. With these works Johnson seems to attempt to unite the “binary split” which the Enlightenment caused – that “gulf in perception” that divides human and plant consciousness.

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Works

Sibundoy, 2018 Acrylic, marble dust, fabric appliqué on canvas 80 x 65 cm
Antoher Angels Trumpet, 2018, Acrylic, marble dust, fabric appliqué on canvas, 80 x 65 cm
Nicholas William Johnson Sundowner 1, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 240 x 120 x 4 cm
Nicholas William Johnson Sundowner 2, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 240 x 120 x 4 cm
Variation in the Species, 2018, Acrylic, marble dust, fabric appliqué on canvas, 80 x 65 cm
Dewdrinker XII: Ololiuqui, 2018, Acrylic, marble dust, fabric appliqué on canvas , 80 x 65 cm
Nicholas William Johnson 2017, Dewdrinker X, Acrylic, marble dust and, fabric applique on canvas, 80 x 70 x 3 cm
Nicholas William Johnson, 2017, Limblessness, Acrylic, marble dust & fabric applique on canvas 145 x 180 x 3 cm
Nicholas William Johnson, 2017, Cosmic Ghetto Music III, Acrylic, marble dust and, fabric applique on canvas, 145 x 180 x 3 cm
Nicholas William Johnson, 2017, The World Swung Through Space, Acrylic, marble dust, on canvas, 80 x 65 x 3 cm
Nicholas William Johnson, 2017, Feathery Oar Blades : Angel's Trumpet Matrix, Acrylic & marble dust on canvas 80 x 65 x 3 cm
Nicholas William Johnson, 2017, Sunspilt : Spectral Fig, Acrylic marble dust & fabric applique on canvas 145 x 180 x 3 cm
Nicholas William Johnson, 2017, Fruiting Bodies : Astral Peel, Acrylic, marble dust & fabric applique on canvas 80 x 65 x 3 cm