Alexander Johnson

Alexander Johnson writes ‘My work even when abstracted has always been about storytelling, setting down my own experiences and memories and combining them with contemporary themes. I don’t wait for inspiration, I’m in the studio every day so new ideas surface during the working process and I develop them. I have kept daily sketchbooks for the last 35 years and this ongoing sketching and processing of ideas informs the larger work. Certain enduring interests influence me such as the contours from aerial reconnaissance photos that my father took in the war, which still thread their way through the work. The influence of British post-modernists like David Bomberg, Peter Lanyon and Barbara Hepworth are also clear to see.

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