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"One Of My Turns" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
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"One Of My Turns" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"One Of My Turns" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"One Of My Turns" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"One Of My Turns" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"One Of My Turns" | Paintings by Chris Johnson

"One Of My Turns" - Paintings

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"One Of My Turns”
The Wall Collection
36” x 36” x 2”
Oil on Canvas

The 15th painting in The Wall Collection. "One Of My Turns" is about Pink's suspicion / discovery of his wife's infidelity. He invites a groupie back to his hotel room, but proceeds to erupt emotionally, showing the turmoil teeming just beneath the surface.

Pink lapses into a trance-like state of personal reflection sparked by the discovery of his wife's infidelity. There's a quiet calm in the beginning which I've tried to capture in this painting with the color palette and simple movement. However, this is a tipping point in the story as the discovery of his wife's "betrayal" triggers Pink to move / drift into darkness. It leads him down an accelerated path of emotional decay with more bricks in the wall.

I've captured the meaning of this song in my own abstract way. The quiet calm before an explosive outburst. A dark, but emotional color palette and feel. The movement, more than anything, shows uncertainty - not knowing where you're going or what will come next.

There are 6 layers on this painting which is not something I typically keep close track of or count. The first 4 are several different blacks which gave the top 2 layers of blue a somewhat metallic or more subdued feel.

Medium: Professional grade oils. Heavyweight cotton canvas, gallery wrapped and stretched. One coat of gloss varnish. Sides are painted consistent with design - framing is optional.

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36H x 36W x 2D in11 lb

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Item "One Of My Turns"
Created by Chris Johnson
As seen in Creator's Studio, Nyack, NY
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Chris Johnson
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