Kysa Johnson (USA) employs scientific elements and theories to make conceptual reinterpretations of traditional painterly subjects. Using specific microscopic forms – ie the shapes of bacteria which act as diseases and their cures, or the molecular structure of pollutants - as the building blocks of her mark-making, Johnson refers the microcosmic to the macrocosmic, and encourages us to step out of our habitual view and perceive these tiny creatures as phenomena to be appreciated on their own terms. She revels in the inherent complexity of our ecosystem.
source: Standpoint London
This is a documentary on the New York based artist, Kysa Johnson. (08:30)
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