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"In The Flesh?" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
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"In The Flesh?" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"In The Flesh?" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"In The Flesh?" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"In The Flesh?" | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"In The Flesh?" | Paintings by Chris Johnson

"In The Flesh?" - Paintings

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“In The Flesh?”
The Wall Collection
30” x 40”
Oil on Canvas

Part of the ongoing collection based on Pink Floyd's The Wall Album

“In The Flesh?” is the opening song of the album. Paralleling his own conception and birth into life as well as the narrative, Pink invites the audience at one of his concerts and by extension, us the listener to delve into his story.

The opening song propels the audience into the story of The Wall in a thunderous fashion, without any preparation. However, there is a very faint 15 second prelude to this song, in the form of background music with a nearly imperceptible voice. The prelude is from the ending of “Outside The Wall”, the last song of the album. The spoken message in the prelude is “we came in?” The first half of that message “isn’t this where” comes at the very end of “Outside The Wall.” The full message is “isn’t this where we came in.” This is a classic example of Roger Waters’ brilliance. Cycles or connections permeating through the albums.

I’ve tried to create a welcoming or “inviting” feel with the soft blue. The white swipes, their placement and motion represents the beginning of something, the start of something new.

Medium: Professional grade oils, Heavyweight cotton canvas - gallery wrapped and stretched. One coat of gloss varnish.

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30H x 40W x 1.375D in10 lb

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Item "In The Flesh?"
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