Dion Johnson
American, born 1975
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Selected exhibitions
2018
Magic,
Roberts Projects
2017
Dion Johnson, New Editions,
Joseph Editions
2015
Dion Johnson: Luminous Trajectories,
Bentley Gallery

Los Angeles-based Dion Johnson makes hard-edged, abstract paintings with dynamic color fields and lines. In his works, bold, contrasting swathes droop down and slide across his canvases, existing simultaneously as line, shape, and color. Lines and forms butt up against, shift, and weave through one another, but preserve their sharply defined boundaries. A thin line between thick fields of color will abruptly become rounded off or bend across adjacent fields, creating a bustling sense of movement with a limited vocabulary. Johnson turns these boisterous elements into carefully crafted and finely balanced compositions.