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Monday 18th February-Saturday 16th March 2019
Opening, Monday 18 February, 5:30pm. All Welcome.
Jimena Johnston is a visual artist originally from Mexico. Her chosen medium is acrylic, which she uses in combination with charcoal and cutouts from magazines to create layers of mixed media on canvas. The figure, painted with gestural marks and vibrant colour combination, is the central theme of her work.
In a world concerned with individuality, she looks for a universal identity. In her process, the figure is painted over and over to strip it down of differences of culture, gender, race and other categories. This play in repetition creates a flow where the figure merges with the background and the background with the figure. It is a search for interconnectedness, a process of becoming one with all.