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Killing Me Softly Artwork

David Edward Johnson

United States

Mixed Media, Paint on Canvas

Size: 18 W x 24 H x 1.5 D in

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FROM THE SERIES "LOCKED AND LOADED" In America, violence and pop culture are two vines that have grown to maturity closely wrapped around each other. From our earliest days of American literary heroes to golden age cartoon and comic book classics to the great celluloid giants that have shaped our perception of man-and-womanhood, seductive violence has been a prime character driver and a key part of the American psyche. With our current culture living at the frayed ends of future shock and a nation rocked by the fruits of these savage vines, I thought this a very fitting subject to explore. For my musical mindset for these works, give a listen to “Shoot” by Sonic Youth.

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Mixed Media:Paint on Canvas

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Size:18 W x 24 H x 1.5 D in

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BIOGRAPHY I am most interested in exploring belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, the nature and validity of desire, as well as identity and loss on a personal level. Visually, my work lies at the intersection of the organic, the geometric, the iconic, the abstract, and the found. All of that takes shape into mostly large-scale assemblage pieces that hover in between mediums. I feel like my body of work can be encapsulated in three words :: abstraction, definition and deconstruction. I have had works appear in juried art shows across the US, shown with selected galleries, have shown in several cities with The Other Art Fair, had my work featured on the album art for multi-platinum-selling musical artist Andy Grammer, been chosen from over 100,000 artists to be featured in the Saatchi Art catalog, had my work published in multiple art magazines and publications, and was selected for inclusion in the London Art Biennale. STATEMENT I am a mixed media visual artist. The rhythmic, the esoteric, the mystic, the poetic, and the intuitive drive my work. All of those shape my aesthetic and give my pieces backbone. The breadth of the sublime, the mist of inner spaces, and the intrinsically American are also found on my canvases. My long background as both a writer and designer roots the abstract work in language, both conceptual and visual.

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Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Dallas, Los Angeles, Dallas, Dallas, Brooklyn, Brooklyn

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