Chris Johanson, ‘Evening Painting 2013in Los Angeles’, 2013, Altman Siegel

About Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson’s wildly colorful artistic productions are musings on phenomena in contemporary life—including the psychological perils of consumerism, cult spirituality, and self-help. Johanson’s career stems from his early activities in the Northern California punk scene, in which he produced ephemera, posters, and zines. Johanson’s oeuvre now includes paintings, drawings, installation, and sculpture. His early style was characterized by its raw humor, cartoon-like aesthetic, and incorporation of reclaimed materials, like wood and paper from dumpsters and construction sites. In later works, Johanson has used more simplified forms, abstract forms and conceptual themes.

American, b. 1968, San Jose, California, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows

2016
The Conversation, 
Berlin,
Chris Johanson: Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction

Group Shows

2015
Chandran Gallery, 
San Francisco,
Waves for Water Benefit Auction
2014
The Suzanne Geiss Company, 
New York,
2009
206 Rivington St, 
New York, NY, USA,
Artists who say Nice Things with Type
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