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"Stop" - Oil Painting | Paintings by Chris Johnson
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"Stop" - Oil Painting | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Stop" - Oil Painting | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Stop" - Oil Painting | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Stop" - Oil Painting | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Stop" - Oil Painting | Paintings by Chris Johnson
"Stop" - Oil Painting | Paintings by Chris Johnson

"Stop" - Oil Painting

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Creation: 8-10 weeks

24H x 30W x 1.5D in10 lb

One of a Kind item
The Wall Collection
24" x 30"
Oil on Canvas

Under the surface, the message of this song is “choice.” At this point in the story, Pink has a dramatic moment of clarity - he wants his personal / emotional show of madness to stop. His reign or period of so-called "dictatorship" comes to an end, through human accountability of all things.

All of the world’s ills - the oppression, atrocities and violence - come down to one thing: “Choice.” One either decides to act for the betterment of himself / herself or society, or one doesn’t act and decay sets in. Life is full of potential, both positive and negative. We all have the potential for redemption just as we all have the potential to become self-imprisoned and close-minded. It’s a message that is always relevant.

Medium: Professional grade oils. Gallery wrapped, stretched cotton canvas. One coat of gloss varnish.

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Item "Stop" - Oil Painting
Created by Chris Johnson
As seen in Private Residence, Wallkill, NY
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Chris Johnson
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Wescover creator since 2020
Contemporary Abstract Oil Paintings

Self-taught contemporary abstract artist from Nyack, NY, working in the oil medium. In 2018, 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 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 2018, 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 blending, movement, and shapes, coupled with emotive brushstrokes and line work , 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 my website and Saatchi Art. A highlight of my shows and events are listed below:

 Chateau Orquevaux Artist-in-Residence: March 2023
 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