Helen Johnson

Argument

2017

1675

Digital archival print with deboss, gold foil and nylobag silk screen overlays

50 × 44,5 cm

Edition of 20 copies, signed and numbered by the artist

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This edition is published by ICA

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about this work

This digital archival print with deboss, gold foil and nylobag silk screen overlays utilises Johnson’s signature layered painting style as a basis for the print. Johnson uses the building up of surfaces as both a technically-driven choice and a critical one, using layering as a metaphor to question the forces and schema at play in the on-going creation of the Australian identity.

about Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson is a painter with a particular interest in employing painting to reassert, shake open and question imagery that has played a role in the processes by which Australia has constructed and hidden among false histories of itself since colonial invasion. She is interested in aesthetic experience and how it can open the mind to critical contemplation. Johnson’s works are often large-scale, stylistically changeable and loose-hanging.

courtesy of MCA, Sydney

 

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