Art on a Postcard Winter Auction, Lots 401-520

04 NOVEMBER 2021 - 25 NOVEMBER 2021
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506. Kysa Johnson

Blow Up 432 - The Long Goodbye - Subatomic Decay Patterns and Centaurus A

Ink on Paper

A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork 

Signed on verso

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£50 - 1,000

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Art on a Postcard Winter Auction, Lots 401-520 (506/112)

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About 

 

Works in Los Angeles (USA)  
Kysa Johnson’s drawings, paintings and installations explore patterns in nature that exist at the extremes of scale. Using the shapes of subatomic decay patterns, maps of the universe or the molecular structure of pollutants or of diseases and cures – in short, microscopic or macroscopic “landscapes” – it depicts a physical reality that is invisible to the naked eye. Often these micro patterns are built up to form compositions that relate to them conceptually.  
 

Education 

 

Glasgow School of Art 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

She has exhibited at, among other venues, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The Tang Museum, The DeCordova Museum, Dublin Contemporary, The Nicolaysen Museum, The Katonah Museum of Art, The Hudson River Museum, The 2nd Biennial of the Canary Islands, The National Academy of Science, Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Von Lintel Gallery, and Halsey McKay. Her work has been written about extensively including in Art Forum, The New York Times, Interview Magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Her work is included in many public collections including MIT, Microsoft, Google, The Progressive Collection, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse. She is a NYFA fellow as well as a Pollock Krasner Grant and Emmy Sachs Prize recipient. 

 

Gallery Representation 

 

Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art (Houston), Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York) 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

The two pieces for AOAP are from The Long Goodbye series which uses the marks of subatomic decay patterns as a visual alphabet to create compositions based on Hubble Space Telescope imagery of the life cycle of stars. Pairing these two iterations of the same process of birth, transformation, decay and regeneration highlights the basic similarity of processes across scale, the inevitability of change and the demise of the status quo whether measured in nano-seconds or millennia.  
 

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