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Johnny Abrahams, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Circle Culture
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Johnny Abrahams

Untitled, 2015

Acrylic on canvas
59 1/10 × 47 1/5 × 2 in
150 × 120 × 5 cm
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Location
Berlin, Hamburg
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Johnny Abrahams
American, b. 1979
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Johnny Abrahams makes exquisite, labor-intensive, abstract acrylic-on-canvas paintings, covered edge-to-edge with endless iterations of patterned lines. “Beginning each piece with a grid, I can either express that structure or divide it into smaller, increasingly intricate geometries to form a progressively finer language of elements,” he explains. “Put into high-contrast figure-ground relationships, these reduced elements become vibratory, and they destabilize the fixed gaze.” He often works in black-and-white, and with curving, zigzagging, or straight lines, creating the illusion of movement and depth on the flat, still surface of the picture plane to call attention to the process of perception. With a long career ahead, Abrahams plans to explore color, shapes, texture, and space in future series, and our mind-eye-body connection to these various visual elements.

Johnny Abrahams, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Circle Culture
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About the work
Johnny Abrahams
American, b. 1979
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Johnny Abrahams makes exquisite, labor-intensive, abstract acrylic-on-canvas paintings, covered edge-to-edge with endless iterations of patterned lines. “Beginning each piece with a grid, I can either express that structure or divide it into smaller, increasingly intricate geometries to form a progressively finer language of elements,” he explains. “Put into high-contrast figure-ground relationships, these reduced elements become vibratory, and they destabilize the fixed gaze.” He often works in black-and-white, and with curving, zigzagging, or straight lines, creating the illusion of movement and depth on the flat, still surface of the picture plane to call attention to the process of perception. With a long career ahead, Abrahams plans to explore color, shapes, texture, and space in future series, and our mind-eye-body connection to these various visual elements.

Johnny Abrahams

Untitled, 2015

Acrylic on canvas
59 1/10 × 47 1/5 × 2 in
150 × 120 × 5 cm
Sold
Location
Berlin, Hamburg
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