kenneth johnson

kenneth johnson

Claremont, CA, United States

About kenneth johnson

Artist and teacher living in Claremont, California, USA.
Art critic and art history professor Anne M. Wagner, in a review of paintings by Mary Heilman, asked the question "What world can a painting summon?" It is my intention that my work compels the viewer to ask questions such as this with the added realization that the responses will differ depending on the viewer's state of mind. I attempt to create work that enables a viewer to reflect and enter into a space that can be both temporal and ephemeral. That is, works that have a timeless quality while being relevant to a viewer's state of mind at a particular time. I like to work in a series to explore to the fullest extent where a particular theme or motif will take me. My latest series of paintings is part of a project I will call Past, Present, and Future Tense. It is my aim, that any one of these temporal realities can be invoked by a viewer depending on the viewer's mood and frame of reference.