until 03.12. | #0723ARTatBerlin | The Conversation shows from the 17th September 2016 the exhibition Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction by the artist Chris Johanson.
The Conversation is pleased to present “Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction“, an installation by American artist Chris Johanson. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Berlin.
Johanson’s multifaceted output includes painting, drawing, sculpture, and music. He is renowned for immersive installations that depict the hope and despair of contemporary life as we deal with the crushing conformity of modern existence. His exhibition with The Conversation will be comprised of new paintings and works on paper made with recycled materials. Johanson’s work has blended a simple, unschooled style with an exuberant sense of color and a playful but sharply critical edge. These new works bringing to focus themes exploring the delicate balance between nature and technology. In Johanson’s words, “The human structures that we have made are at odds with the organic nature of the
world. This causes conflict.”
While a good deal of Chris Johanson’s works have been firmly rooted in hybrid of figurative and abstraction, for this exhibition Johanson will shift direction to more explore the figurative. Johanson is a keen observer of contemporary life. He views his practice as an exploration of painting as an artifact of how life is lived; and the notion of art as a nexus at which nature, culture, and self come together. Johanson’s artworks have a poetic quality, communicating moods or states of mind. Whether abstract or figurative, his work expresses the artist‘s strong beliefs in environmentalism, compassion, and peaceful co-existence. The influence of Johanson’s diverse artistic practice on a younger generation cannot be overstated. His interdisciplinary approach shapes a unique cosmology that continues to inspire all of us towards a greater consideration of art and life.
Vernissage: Friday, 16th September, 06:00 – 09:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 17th September – Saturday, 3rd December 2016Zu The Conversation
Image caption: anna.k.o, Courtesy of The Conversation
Exhibition Chris Johanson – The Conversation – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin