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"I’m Joe Johnson, American painter living and working in Paris, France. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I studied fine arts at Arizona and Colorado State Universities before receiving a BFA from Parsons School of Design in Paris. My work has been exhibited in Paris, California and Arizona, and buyed by private collectors in Germany, Fra"

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WATER

WARRIOR WITH POLE

bonding leopard

INVITATION Has L'EXPOSITION JOE JOHNSON THE 6è SALOON D'ART AFRO-CARIBEEN OF GRIGNY 91350



OBAMA

close up

BLACK PROFILE

necklace white

KENYAN

joe painted dani in " star portraits " aired the 06/04/2008 on france 5

TRIBAL CRANIUM

MASAI WARRIOR

YELLOW FEATHER

pensively

ASIAN FACED

face

TIBETAN KID

BLUE FACED

SCARIFICATION

SADNESS

potrait bottom putting green

face bottom red

OLD INDIAN WOMAN

AZTEC

AMAZONIAN



I’m Joe Johnson, American painter living and working in Paris, France. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I studied fine arts at Arizona and Colorado State Universities before receiving a BFA from Parsons School of Design in Paris. My work has been exhibited in Paris, California and Arizona, and buyed by private collectors in Germany, France, Canada, USA.

 

My Paintings are primarily oil on canvas and vary in scale from 30 x 30cm to 2meters squared. My pallet is mostly made up of earth tones with primary colors as accents. My approach to painting is very much like a sculptor, putting a lot of emphasis on rendering the volume and form of the image to give life to my work.

 

The serie of my different ethnic portraits is inspired by the exotic population living in the 18 area of Paris. Observing Africans, Indians, North-Africans, scared, tattooed or percing faces, in Chateau rouge, illustrated to me how the human body itself can be transformed into a work of art. 

It is also a statement about humanity and that eventhough there is great diversity throughout the world, one can find similarities in various cultures that are universal.

 

The intensity in the eyes of my paintings, is that the viewer feel the full impact of the emotions conveyed in the portraits.

 

I also wish to imply that the tatoos and body paint serve as armor and although the subjects appear vunerable, they are protected.

The portraits are closely cropped to direct the spectators’s attention toward the face. The flat color of background is meant to give the feeling of enviroment or setting with out actually painting it and thus allowing the emphasis to remain on the portrait.

Painting cliches of indigenious people is a statement about how the globalization of many countries is causing them to lose their customs and traditions, and that soon the only records that will remain of these ancient cultures will be national geoghraphic like cliches.

 

When I’m painting, I like to create stories and adventures that help to bring the portraits to life. I draw from my own travel experiences as well as the collective experiences of my friends who come from all over the world. I also enlist the aid of books and magazines. My goal is to take the viewer on a mystical journey where each portrait creates its own dialogue with the viewer.

 

Joe Johnson.

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My portraits are studies of humanity and reflect the diversity that exists in the world.

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My work is inspired by the many different ethnics groups living in Paris as well as my travel abroad and my interest in anthropology and geography.

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[Biography - Joe Johnson - 1Ko]


My name is Joe Johnson, I'm an american painter living in Paris. My portraits of different ethnics groups reflect both the diversity and similarities that exists around the world. It's my aim that viewer is able to relate to the portraits on a intimate and personal level.
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  - 6e SALON D'ART PLASTIQUE AFRO-CARIBEEN du 9 mai au 17 mai 2009
Joe JOHNSON, invité d'honneur du 6e SALON D'ART PLASTIQUE AFRO-CARIBEEN du 9 mai au 17 mai 2009 Adresse : CENTRE CULTURE SIDNEY BECHET, 10 place Henri-Barbusse, 91350 Grigny Vernissage samedi 9 mai à 19 h Ouvert au public lundi au vendredi de 9h à 12...
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  - Joe Johnson Invité d'honneur du 6e salon des arts plastiques afro caribéens...

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  - Joe Johnson peint DANI dans STAR PORTRAITS le 6 avril 2008 à 14:55 sur Fran...
STAR PORTRAITS DANI C'est au tour de Dani de se faire immortaliser sur la toile dans ce nouveau volet de Star portraits . Trois peintres vont ainsi interpréter chacun à sa manière le visage de la chanteuse et comédienne. Après un premier contact en p...
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Joe Johnson's Guestbook

The Aztec
Hi, Joe. Just wanted to tell you how much I like your Aztec portrait. I like how realistic it looks, and in the way you've chosen the close-up angle given of his face, making an interesting impact while looking at his portrait. It reminds me of what a photographer would do as far as cropping his face. But, I've haven't seen it on oil and canvas bef.../...
(Mai Linh Lawrence Skropanic, 7 September 2009)






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