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Chuck Johnson

Encaustic, Mixed Media
Memphis, TN

I get my inspiration from books on horticulture, old encyclopedias, and botany textbooks. By considering as many of the infinite aspects of nature as I can, I take claim to the micro and the macro, the metaphysical and the phenomenal.
My paintings layer organic life forms onto the surface with layers of china markers, graphite, oils and wax. The veiling of colors produces a dramatic field of depth, while floating compositions keep the piece light.
My work is an ongoing effort to reconcile disparate elements: painting and drawing, structure and chance, dimensional space and flatness, personal information and an aesthetic connection to the viewer.