About the artist
Steve Johnson’s studio practice is based in drawing and painting; he works primarily in gray scale utilizing the warm and cool tones of canvas, graphite, gesso, and paint. Johnson’s work explores the concept of the mock-heroic and the absurdity of everyday life; his graphic sensibility and strong marks take these themes to a monumental scale, reminiscent of painters such as Rubens and Turner. Johnson personifies emotional conflicts in the form of birds, rabbits, and horses. You can find more of Steve Johnson's work at his web site.