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"Another Brick In The Wall Part 1, 2 and 3" - Triptych | Paintings by Chris Johnson
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"Another Brick In The Wall Part 1, 2 and 3" - Triptych | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Another Brick In The Wall Part 1, 2 and 3" - Triptych | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Another Brick In The Wall Part 1, 2 and 3" - Triptych | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Another Brick In The Wall Part 1, 2 and 3" - Triptych | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Another Brick In The Wall Part 1, 2 and 3" - Triptych | Paintings by Chris Johnson

"Another Brick In The Wall Part 1, 2 and 3" - Triptych - Paintings

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Another Brick In The Wall - Part 1, 2, & 3
The Wall Collection
Triptych: 30” x 30” x 1.375" (3 Panels)
Oil on Heavyweight Cotton Canvas

These 3 songs capture a progression into isolation. A triptych seemed to be a clear way to capture the story. Below are the details of each piece and corresponding song.

Part 1: Young Pink begins building a mental wall between himself and the world, distancing himself from the pains of life, such as having to grow up without a father.

Part 2: Pink continues to speak out against the cruel teachers of his childhood, whom he blames for contributing to more bricks in his wall of mental detachment.

Part 3: Spurred on by the latest brick in his wall - the revelation of his wife’s infidelity - Pink decides to completely isolate himself from the injurious world.

Each of the 3 songs capture significant painful events in Pink’s life which correspond with his downward spiral.

I identify significantly with Pink's life. At 39, I was completely isolated. After experiencing pain and trauma in my childhood, teenage years and early adulthood. As a result, I built mental walls to help me cope. I turned to drugs to numb the pain which only made the walls higher.

The final brick was when I left my home due to my addiction. I knew in my heart it was over between me and my wife. The third mark or swipe on Part 3 represents the finality of the last brick in my wall, hence the different color.

Fortunately, I was given a second chance and found recovery 11 years ago. Through the recovery process, I've had to face my past and the pain that led to me building my mental walls. As a result, the walls have gradually come down.

Sides are painted consistent with design of the paintings. Framing is optional.

Medium: Professional grade oils, Heavyweight Cotton Canvas - gallery wrapped and stretched. Gloss varnish.

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30H x 90W x 1.375D in15 lb

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Item "Another Brick In The Wall Part 1, 2 and 3" - Triptych
Created by Chris Johnson
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Meet the Creator
Wescover creator since 2020
Contemporary Abstract Expressionism

Self-taught contemporary abstract artist from Nyack, NY, working in the oil medium. In 2017, I walked away from a 20-year career in advertising to pursue my passion for art, to be true to myself.

Discovering my art has been a long and winding journey. Visually and creatively oriented from a young age, my interest in art increased in high-school and college through a series of painting, ceramics and design classes. However, fear and self-doubt set in. Pursuing a career in art wasn’t clear, confidence was lacking and the expectations to a be a successful “corporate citizen” were too great. I succumbed to the “norm” and pursued a path I felt would please others.

As my career in advertising unfolded, discontent increased. I fell victim to addiction which took everything from me, nearly my life. Starting over in 2010, I entered recovery and have been clean and sober since. While still working in advertising, I rekindled my artistic interests. Immediately, a sense of joy and peace returned. Over the next several years, I devoted more time to my artwork. In 2017, I committed to pursuing my dream of being a full-time working artist.

Painting allows me to express my innermost feelings, to be at peace, fearless. My art is my truth – a thoughtful, vulnerable, and genuine expression of who I am. It tells my story of pain and darkness to hope and freedom. Life experiences, consequences of addiction, finding recovery, discovering my purpose - all serve as focal points for my work.

Bold, vibrant colors are at the center, reflecting my passion for the fullness of life. Color exploration and use is focused on blending, movement, and shapes. Combined with precise line work and bold marks, I seek to capture the depth of emotions and meaning to tell my story of overcoming.

Painting awakens my spirit. Free and with an open heart, I’m able to communicate and connect in the purest fashion. I paint to share my journey, to bare my soul, to heal and to inspire.

My work can be found on Etsy, Saatchi Art, Artsy and Wescover. A highlight of my shows and events are listed below:

 Chateau Orquevaux Artist-in-Residence: March 2022
 The Other Art Fair Los Angeles: June 2021
 Piermont Flywheel Gallery Solo Show: February 2020
 Miami Art Basel – Spectrum Miami: December 2019
 Published in Capsules Book Curatorial Volume 2: May 2020
 Published in Art Folio Annual: May 2020
 Woodstock New-Paltz Art Festival: September 2018 & 2019