Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Artist of the Week

Colin Johnson

"I believe that it's the ability to combine relatively mundane ideas in new and exciting ways thus creating a new language for communicating with the world at large." Johnson on Creativity

Colin Johnson graduated from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 1995 and has been a Freelance Illustrator and Artist for last 12 years. He now lives and works in St. Paul, MN. He has received praise and awards from numerous organizations, including American Illustration. He has done commercial work for Converse, American Airlines, Newsweek and more.

In the last three months Colin has participated in three gallery showings, Renowed Gallery (Portland, OR) in 10/06, DvA Gallery (Chicago, IL) in 11/06, and Feinkunst Kruger Gallery (Hamburg, Germany) 11/06. His next showing will be at The Outer Edge Studio (Monterey, CA) in 2007.

Colin describes his art as "Pop art/Modern Surrealism", and his main focus currently is in themes of "man vs. nature". The images in his pieces blend the two forces, and this effect is accomplished through a collage technique.
Visit Colin at his website or his flickr site for more pictures.
For a great interview Colin did over the summer visit The eXTra finGer.