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Kiel Johnson

American, b. 1975

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Kiel Johnson

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American, b. 1975

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Best known for his meticulous cardboard replicas of obsolete technology—Polaroid cameras, boomboxes, printing presses—Los Angeles-based artist Kiel Johnson also applies his detail-oriented practice to painting and prints, such as Everything I Own (2009), an ink-on-paper composition that depicts, per the title, everything in Johnson’s possession at the time of creation. Kiel’s obsessive urges and nostalgic affection make for works that are both charming and at times unhinged.

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Best known for his meticulous cardboard replicas of obsolete technology—Polaroid cameras, boomboxes, printing presses—Los Angeles-based artist Kiel Johnson also applies his detail-oriented practice to painting and prints, such as Everything I Own (2009), an ink-on-paper composition that depicts, per the title, everything in Johnson’s possession at the time of creation. Kiel’s obsessive urges and nostalgic affection make for works that are both charming and at times unhinged.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America