Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to announce Aaron Johnson’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from January 13 to March 4, 2023.
Aaron Johnson's early interest in the creative risks of experimentation, the delicate balance between control and lack of it, is pivotal to his choices of alternative approaches to painting. In his new series of figurative color field paintings, the NYC-based artist is invested in harnessing the tension between unpredictability and mastership with fluid imagery created using a stain painting technique. Gradually, this opposition between two aspects of something evolved from being the backbone of his technical approach into becoming the conceptual core of the work comprising Day is Night. And such a focus on omnipresent duality helped define the ethereal figures that dissolve into hazes of disembodied color as fluid visualizations of the cosmic interconnectedness between all existing things.
— Full press release by Saša Bogojev, writer and curator, will follow.