Reverse side of acrylic painting on unprimed canvas.
Showing the vanishing but never ending perspective of our time. Paint is applied to the back of the canvas to change the perception of depth. Layers of paint are then applied to provide a faux ‘colorization’ or artificial dimension.
Talk about perspective, in the big arc of things, along with the invention of language, the Internet, etc – the first person seen by aliens would be a truly remarkable event [if it happens].
Kelley Johnson’s work build on concepts from Op Art expanded field theory.
At first glance, they look like dimensional objects, but on closer inspection they become more like paintings, so there is a tension and shifting between the gaze and the glance.
Which reminds me of a chapter by the same title written by my old ‘pal’ Norman Bryson back in the 1980s.
All of which reinvigorates the subject of painting, which seems to have been partially subsumed into the digital sphere of late.