Ezra Johnson, ‘Pirate’, 2017, Freight + Volume
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Ezra Johnson

Pirate, 2017

Oil on linen
84 × 48 in
213.4 × 121.9 cm
$10,000 - 15,000
Location
New York, New York
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Ezra Johnson
American, b. 1975
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In a practice that merges the still and moving image, Ezra Johnson produces paintings and animation, fostering a synergy between these two media that pushes each beyond its material parameters. In his words, “I use each medium to propel the other in sort of a perpetual motion, creativity machine…In this way a new logic and energy begins to form between the two.” In his mid- to large-scale oil-on-canvas paintings, the logic of time and motion is evident in kinetic brushstrokes and patterns that pull the eye across the picture plane, and in ambiguous vignettes—of crashing waves, for example—that read as stills cut from a narrative sequence. Johnson’s labor-intensive animated films are composed of a myriad of individual, painted frames. Alternately abstract and figurative, they are composed of images continually coming-into-being, animating the process of painting itself.

Ezra Johnson, ‘Pirate’, 2017, Freight + Volume
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Ezra Johnson
American, b. 1975
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In a practice that merges the still and moving image, Ezra Johnson produces paintings and animation, fostering a synergy between these two media that pushes each beyond its material parameters. In his words, “I use each medium to propel the other in sort of a perpetual motion, creativity machine…In this way a new logic and energy begins to form between the two.” In his mid- to large-scale oil-on-canvas paintings, the logic of time and motion is evident in kinetic brushstrokes and patterns that pull the eye across the picture plane, and in ambiguous vignettes—of crashing waves, for example—that read as stills cut from a narrative sequence. Johnson’s labor-intensive animated films are composed of a myriad of individual, painted frames. Alternately abstract and figurative, they are composed of images continually coming-into-being, animating the process of painting itself.

Ezra Johnson

Pirate, 2017

Oil on linen
84 × 48 in
213.4 × 121.9 cm
$10,000 - 15,000
Location
New York, New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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