Miro-esque Assemblage

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Handmade paper assemblage, photographed and scribed with conté crayon, printed and toned


15" x 21"


No matter how well travelled a person may be or how many experiences he has had, in the end, the artist is left with what is in his mind - his imagination. Alternatively, every piece of art is a result of an imaginative organization and presentation of a collection of experiences. This piece of abstract art is a result of an amalgamation of what i have actually sen or experienced and what I have imagined. It started with a casual photograph of two pieces of handmade paper from Nepal and a discarded scrap of paper from which I cut a circle. That abstract image was desaturated and printed on Epson Legacy fiber paper. Then, recalling an exhibit in Barcelona at Fundacio Joan Miro, I grounded the circle with a line created with conté crayon. The final piece is uniquely mine but pays homage to Joan Miro and Alexander Calder. It is, indeed, a place I have never been.  

About this Artist

Gary Johns

Gary Johns characterizes himself as an observer and recorder of the world in which he lives. His artwork reflects his interest in the decay and detritus that surrounds all of us. Johns finds beauty in what many people overlook. It can be in the form of a photograph, a torn poster, or all kinds of unimaginable litter found on the street. These elements are “combined” and are the centerpieces for many of his photographic and mixed media collages.  A collaborative project with renowned photographer Greg Gorman, titled Homage, will begin its exhibition tour this summer in Lubeck, Germany. Johns recently exhibited his mixed media work – titled Detritus – at the Holmann Gallery in Palm Desert and will exhibit his work this fall in Hamburg, Germany. Johns resides in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles for six months of the year. For the months between Memorial Day and Labor…
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