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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Chris Johanson | PaintingsGalleri Nicolai Wallner
2017
CHRIS JOHANSON | Infused PaperGalleri Nicolai Wallner
2014
Continuity Escapes Me (My Selfishness in Los Angeles)Galleri Nicolai Wallner
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Johanna Jackson
Selected exhibitions
2016
Fleisher/Ollman at Independent 2016Fleisher/Ollman
The Neon Wilderness: Voices from Los AngelesThe Conversation
2015
Johanna Jackson & Chris Johanson: House of Escaping FormsFleisher/Ollman
Johanna Jackson

Untitled, 2010-2015

Ceramic, acrylic and gouache on panel
18 1/4 × 24 × 2 1/4 in
46.4 × 61 × 5.7 cm
On loan
Location
Philadelphia
Medium

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Johanna Jackson
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Chris Johanson
Other works from Fleisher/Ollman
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