Claire Johnson



Group Shows and Art Fairs


— Selected work, 2015  to 2019

Solo Exhibitions


— Remnant, 2019
— Changing Hands, 2016

Collaborative Hoick Exhbitions


— Shall We Move On?, 2017
— On Second Thought, 2015

Information


Claire Johnson (b. 1986) is a contemporary artist and designer based in Cape Town, South Africa, and part of Hoick.

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For enquiries:


claire@hoickstudios.com
jana@smithstudio.co.za

@iamclairejohnson

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Group Shows and Art Fairs



From Rendevous II, 2019, SMITH, Cape Town

Oddments Set 

2019, Acrylic on Canvas
72cm x 102cm x 6,5cm


A recurring preoccupation of Johnson's is the complex sentimental relationships people form with objects – how objects can become surrogates for lost human relationships or can come to embody unattainable dreams, memories of distant times and, as such, in their presence can become embodiments of absence itself.
In response to these interests she mines the personal belongings of those close to her for source material – things cherished and things recently discarded, this time fabric offcuts from a tailor shop leftover after the cutting of a garment – and attempts to translate in equal measures the physical and psychological form of the object, while at the same time celebrating the impossibility of the translation of personal perception.


From Emphatic Whispers, 2019, SMITH, Cape Town

Ceremonial Leftovers,

2019, Merino wool felt
63 x 59 cm

           


For Art Gazette, 2019 

The Idleist Study I, II, III

2019, Lithograph on Munken Lynx
Edition of 20




From Art Joburg, 2019 Presented by SMITH, Johannesburg

Met liefde aan Rosie van Ma / Conhada ofereceme no dia da Festa de 1960

2019, Found Material
174 x 230 cm




From Re-Imagining Realities, Open24Hrs, Cape Town

House Warming, Self Grooming, North Facing 

2016, Linocut on paper
120 x 80 cm, 120 x 80 cm, 
140 x 99 cm



From Out of Nowhere, 2017, SMITH, Cape Town

Keeping Quiet I and II 

2017, Painting on acrylic




From Sketch, 2016, SMITH, Cape Town

Smug

2016, Acrylic on paper



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