Figurative Sculpture, Painting, and Tattoo by Contemporary Fine Artist
Daniel Art Johnson
Daniel is an artist of
many mediums. He has a terminal degree in Printmaking and ceramics, and is a licenced tattoo artist in Oregon.
In his decades as a practicing artist, he
has executed huge body of work, most recently working in tattoo art, sculpture, and painting. His work can be found
in numerous galleries, public and private collections, and on the skin of his clients.
Dan is credentialed with
a Master of Fine Art Degree, and has taught at many universities and colleges across the US; to include the
University of Nebraska, Bradley University in Peoria Illinois, Mid-Plains CC in NE, and Yavapai College in Arizona.
He has enjoyed a long and happy marriage to Tina
(Bohlender) Johnson. Together they share life, kids, dogs, and a love for art. A recent move has placed them in Scappoose,
is his middle name.........really.
........EX NIHILO SUI ET SUBJECTI.......
BROWSE CERAMIC SCULPTURES
PEEK AT SOME PAINTINGS
READ BIO, CV
Thank you for your interest in my work. Please email ANY inquiries
questions or comments to D.ArtJohnson@gmail.com
I would love to hear from you...
"EYE" SOME OF TINA JOHNSON'S WORK
WORK IN PROGRESS (not my belly)
LOOK AT SOLD PIECES
*note: Artist statements are sincere when they exclude any use of the term "juxtaposition"
My art is about the human condition.
Mankind is a complex creature physically, as well as psychologically and socially. It is my goal
to capture and comment on the physical being, in all its formal complexity and beauty
(or simplicity and morbidity if that is the case), while at the same time commenting visually on
the state of the psyche and its place in our society.
Morality, religion, humor, sexuality, politics, karma, mental states, and mankind's inseparable connection
with the earth are issues I favor and subject to my scrutiny and commentary.
My subjects often remain figurative because it is my intention to communicate ideas more substantial
than pure aesthetics. Sorry about the cliche, but when dealing with the
human form, a simple gesture is worth a thousand words. Everyone has a body and this truth makes it easy for humans to relate and be moved by figurative art-
even abstracted representations. If I can move someone to thought, even
if anger or disgust is the reaction, I believe I have been successful in
my art, and just maybe I have changed the world in some small way. It has become irritatingly commonplace for individuals
to conform to the "sheeple" mentality, to accept ideals and opinions not of their own rationale, but rather
accepting the ideals of the flock. I would like to encourage people to own their own opinions and question their beliefs to
make sure they are true to themselves.
My work is
not always pretty, but neither is life. My work is about truth, as much as it is about aesthetics. You can choose to enjoy
the imagery, or roll up your sleeves and delve into interpretation.
Please look around. Most of the images on this site are linked to more images and
course, any of my art that is available is on sale for the next hour..... I can't do this all day.
Thanks for visiting, and your comments are truly appreciated.
MANIPULATED RESIN SCULPTURES
GO TO THE RECYCLING PROJECT
"The American consumer"
Watch "CONSUMER" video
Homo sumi humani nil a me alienum
puto ( I am human, so nothing human is strange to me ) -Terence,
in response to commentary insinuating nudity in art was pornographic and immoral
What is manipulated resin?
This is a term I use to describe the use of synthetic resins, usually polyester resin. for use as a
bonding agent with high fired clay (cone 8-10). It also bonds well to metal armatures. Many of my pieces are created
by adding multiple layers of resin over an armature. It begins as a thick pasty substance and when mixed with a hardening
agent has a chemical reaction which heats and cures the substance into a hard solid mass that can be carved sanded and finished.
The term 'resin' alone implicates cast resin, and multiple reproduction. I use "manipulated resin' to clarify
each piece is a one of a kind original sculpture.