100% of the proceeds from the sales of this item, will be donated to three organizations continuing to support mutual aid efforts within local communities in the ongoing movement to protect Black lives.
WOR is a deep dive into a multi-layered hypnotic world complete with cultural symbology, humanoid clones, messianic figures, and tumbling alien runes. The image reveals the hypercolored and complex inner workings of a fictional world that is seemingly self-regenerating. This new four color risograph print by Jess Johnson is produced for the occasion of Printed Matter’s presentation at Art Contemporary Los Angeles 2020.
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Johnson’s drawing, installation, and video practice is heavily influenced by science fiction, language, early video games and computer graphics, architecture, and graphic novels. Johnson’s drawings are often displayed within constructed environments that act as physical portals into her speculative worlds. With each new work there is a continually evolving ecosystem that is enhanced by collaborations and extensions into new mediums. At the same time, they refer back to earlier works, repeating various symbols and characters. Jess Johnson (b. 1979) lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited Internationally in solo exhibitions at; Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Art Basel, Hong Kong; Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; National Gallery of Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia; Auckland Art Gallery and Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand.