Aaron Johnson

Day Is Night


Shanghai

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • , Black Hole Party, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    122 x 112 cm
    48 x 44 in
  • , Ascension, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    213 x 183 cm
    84 x 72 in
  • , Deep Space With Black Cat, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    157.5 x 127 cm
    62 x 50 in
  • , Ablaze, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    71 x 56 cm
    28 x 22 in
  • , Day is Night, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    122 x 112 cm
    48 x 44 in
  • , Holding On, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    71 x 56 cm
    28 x 22 in
  • , In Her Light, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    71 x 56 cm
    28 x 22 in
  • , In The Groove, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    71 x 56 cm
    28 x 22 in
  • , We Are Made of StarDust, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    157.5 x 127 cm
    62 x 50 in
  • , Ornithology, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    183 x 213 cm
    72 x 84 in
  • , Through and Through, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    157.5 x 127 cm
    62 x 50 in
  • , It’s Always You, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    71 x 56 cm
    28 x 22 in
  • , Red Sonnet, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    71 x 56 cm
    28 x 22 in
  • , We’ve Seen the Future, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    213 x 183 cm
    84 x 72 in
  • , Star Light, 2022
    Acrylic on canvas
    183 x 213 cm
    72 x 84 in

Press release

Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to announce Aaron Johnson’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from January 13 to March 11, 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. In this exhibition, Johnson’s psychedelically colorful paintings reveal ethereal figures dissolving into hazes of disembodied color, as otherworldly fluid visualizations of the cosmic interconnectedness of all things. 

— Saša Bogojev, writer and curator