Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson‘s work has evolved from black-Sharpie-marker comic drawings on the street and in bars in the San Francisco Mission District to abstract, sincere, exuberant, rainbow-colored paintings, sculptures, and installations. His interactive environments — sometimes constructed as mazes — are meant to be physically experienced, which intensifies the psychological impact of his work. Zooming from micro to macro at a moment’s notice, Johanson’s structures encompass themes ranging from suburban listlessness to ecological disasters and the spiritual health of society.

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