Inspiration: Tim Johnson

October 29, 2009

In my visit to the Queensland Art Gallery last weekend, I found out about a great artist whose bright visuals mixing australian, japanese an even tibetan styles, impressed me and inspired me in a way that no other artist had in a long time. It was refreshing being able to see something so different from what i’m used to. Let me introduce you to: Tim Johnson.

Tim Johnson is an artist whose interests and influences span eastern philosophy, Aboriginal desert painting, Native American cultures and even Japanese Manga. In the early nineteen nineties Johnson began collaborating with Tibetan ‘thangka’ painter Karma Phuntsok who has painted some of the brightly coloured figures that emerge from a field of golden dots in Temples 2008. Johnson’s collaborations highlight the differences and similarities between various philosophies and belief systems.

Tim Johnson

Two phoenix

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