I am so happy to share these new works by Erick Johnson for his first exhibition at the gallery. Erick has historically used irregular polygons in his paintings that he stacks to create a structure. Each polygon has its own visual color sense created deliberately with layer and layer of different pigments. They’re done intuitively with a jazzy energy where one polygon plays off the other.
Erick always uses empty space in his work that creates tension. I love the color in his paintings, and the compression of the blocks pressed into the picture plane. They look like they’re going to pop out any minute.