Johnny Abrahams, ‘Untitled ’, 2017, Joshua Liner Gallery

About Johnny Abrahams

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.

American, b. 1979, Tacoma, Washington, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2016
New York,

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Jack Hanley Gallery at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015
2014
Jack Hanley Gallery at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2014
2013
Jack Hanley Gallery at Frieze London
2013
Jack Hanley Gallery at NADA Miami 2013