BLUfengr artist and writer johnny johnston, brings to life all things unique in a way few artists ever do by offering extreme versatility and diverse variations in each of his works. His flair for the dramatic reaches far beyond the status quo into a world that pushes boundaries and blends unique and beautiful creations through large color soaked images which stimulate ones imagination, causing viewers to often adopt an interpretation role, seeking the story behind each painting.
Once a nationally ranked surfer who was raised in a Carolina beach resort, johnny has lived and traveled throughout the Continental United States, Scandinavia and Hawaii where his travels and life experiences have developed into a unique and powerful nouveau realistic / Urban / abstract expressionism style of art which lends itself to creations that don’t lock an artist into a particular pattern or style but allow him the ability to develop works based on emotion and memories.
An individual who is fascinated by urban landscapes, edgy pop art and dramatically unique concepts in technique, johnston continually shifts from one contemporary genre to another searching for that perfect mix of colors, shapes images and depth.
johnny speaks to his work as “Something spiritual seeded deep within my soul derived from both a tragic and beautiful life which takes on an existence of its own when I place color upon color in an attempt to reach depth within the surface of my canvas. Then when working each painting I find the subject I had envisioned when first starting the work rarely ends in the place it began transcending in many cases into deeper, more complex creations that far surpass my original intentions or my imagined talent.”