Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson


Silence in the Sound of a Voice, Hanoi Vietnam, 1995/96
Matthew Johnson (b.1963)
timber tiles on board
62.5 x 50cm
signed & titled verso
Provenance: Olsen Carr, Art Dealers, Sydney label verso


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Johnson’s work reflects his love of applying and layering paint. He investigates the subtleties and complexities of the play of light in the natural world through form:   "Everything we see is conditioned by light and everything we see is transformed by light."

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Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson was born in London. He graduated from the National Art School in Sydney in 1984 and held his first solo exhibition at the Christine Abrahams Gallery in Melbourne in 1989.

Johnson has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and Australia and completed a three-month Australia Council Residency in Barcelona. The artist’s Solo Exhibitions span the globe: from New York and Hong Kong to France, Berlin and Vietnam and across Australia.

Matthew Johnson has received numerous accolades and awards including the 2002 Cite des Artes International artist residency, Paris His work in featured in notable collections, including Monash Museum of Art, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, and Faber Castell Collection, Sydney.