Michael John­son

The 1970s

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An­nette Larkin Fine Art Un­til 23 Septem­ber, 2017 Syd­ney

In the mid 1960s Michael John­son pi­o­neered the way for a cal­cu­lated geo­met­ric com­po­si­tion, char­ac­terised by a re­fined use of vi­brant acrylic colour on a scale not com­monly seen in Aus­tralian art. From the fu­sion be­tween ar­chi­tec­ton­ics and paint­ing to dis­tinc­tive flat planes, this ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases the last three paint­ings which re­mained with the artist from the pe­riod 1969 to 1975 in­clud­ing the rarely ex­hib­ited In­sult (1968), ac­com­pa­nied by draw­ings and stud­ies that pro­vide a unique in­sight into John­son’s thought process.

Un­ti­tled, 1969-1974, pas­tel on pa­per, vary­ing mea­sure­ments Courtesy the artist and An­nette Larkin Fine Art, Syd­ney

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