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Patrick Johnson

 Mixed media artist, Patrick Johnson (b. Anniston, AL 1970), divides his time between painting, creating architecture, and designing furniture. His work can best be described and understood as “situational storytelling”. He believes that his limitations in his short term memory are a gift in giving him greater retention of knowledge from the past. “I believe that my dreams and memories occupy a uniquely disproportionate area within my brain.”  While not having a great short term memory, his recall for adolescent detailed dreams and memories, is astounding. He refers to this as his “dream vault”. His work attempts to describe events from various perspectives simultaneously. He approaches the painting process with respect for the “dream state” and creating a lucid archival history of his life’s memories.

Every work is based upon an event that occurred in his past as remembered and influenced by today. Each work begins with a pencil sketch from a dream or memory and evolves into an articulated, carved, scratched, painted, and cut into the final work.
His work is recently featured in a national ad campaign for Tandus commercial carpets.
ARTIST STATEMENT
His work can best be described and understood as “situational storytelling”. Every work is based upon an actual event that occurred in his past as remembered today.  Each work begins with a pencil sketch from a remembered or actual dream and evolves into an articulated, carved, scratched, and cut into the wood panel that serves as the base.  The depictions of these scenes on panel describe events from various perspectives simultaneously. He approaches the painting process with respect for the “dream state” in which the initial scene was conceived by painting primarily in a sleep deprived state.  It is in this state of body and mind that he believes the relationship to dream is closest.
EDUCATIONBachelor of Architecture, Auburn University

EXHIBITONS
Group Shows:
2007   Art House, Atlanta, GA
2007   Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA February,
2007   Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA November
2006   Art House, Atlanta, GA
2005   Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005   Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2004   Bennett Street Gallery

COLLECTIONS
The Marcus Foundation









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