TILT    Contemporary Art

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1647 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave

Vic 3160, Australia

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www.tilt.com.au



 

 

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TILT press release

 

Baden Johnson - “Elements”

 

 

In his innovative “Living Land” paintings Baden finds a unique expression of his subject by contemplating the palpable connection between the landscape and its micro-environment. The landscapes incorporate flowing elements that suggest the spirit of place and the energy of the molecular dance that breathes life into our environment.

   M.K.

More below.

 

 

Tilt Contemporary Art presents: “Elements” – recent paintings by Baden Johnson              

Sept 25 – Oct 19, 2008:        Thu, Fri 12 – 6 pm.  Sat, Sun 12 – 5 pm.                                          Opening celebration:  6  – 8  pm  Friday  Sept 26

 


Baden Johnson

 

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

 

 “My recent paintings are about nature on all its levels. They explore the microcosmic, zooming out to reveal the macrocosm of the landscape in all its glory.  They explore the interconnection of all things.”

 

“I am continuing the theme of the Living Land series, where I am using the landscape as a vehicle to explore the multidimensional reality. In some recent work the dots may appear to be a reference to aboriginal painting, but it is not my intention to mimic that style. Rather they codify my experience in viewing the landscape, as I am conscious of the atomic and molecular levels of nature.”

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

·        Elements, Tilt Contemporary Art, Belgrave, 2008

·        Living Land, Tilt Contemporary Art, F.T.G. 2005

·        Landscapes, Upper Yarra Arts Centre, Warburton, 2000

·        Self Portraits, Beach House gallery, Sorrento, 1995

·        Recent Themes, St Martins Gallery, South Yarra, 1993

·        Reversal Paintings, The Hut Gallery, F.T.G. 1992

 

 

Group Shows:

 

·        Selected paintings, Reincarnation furniture gallery. 2007

·        Emerging Artists, Pollock Gallery, Richmond, 2006

·        Continental Art Prize, Sorrento, 2005 [highly commended]

·        Tilt Group Show, F.T.G. 2004

·        People and Places, Gasworks Arts Park, 2004

·        John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, 2004

·        Linden Post Card Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, 2004

·        Fleurieu Art Prize, Sth Australia, 2000

·        Wood Lands & Waste Lands, Charles Smith Gallery, Fitzroy, 2000. [With Euan Graham]

·        Aurora Austral, Warragul, 2000

·        Mid Year Show, Arrdwolf Gallery Melbourne, 2000

·        Williams town Arts Festival, Williams Town, 1997

·        New Age Art, AMP Building, Melbourne, 1996

·        Artround Town, Melboourne, 1993

·        New Epoch Experience, Canterbury 1992/1993

·        Street Art/ Gallery Art, Mornington Peninsula Art Cetre, 1992

·        No Vacany, Melbourne, 1992

·        Dandenong Youth Arts Festival, Dandenong, 1992

·        V.T.U. Credit Union, Caufield Arts Complex, 1991

·        R.M.I.T. Student Exhibition, Melbourne, 1989

 

 

EDUCATION

 

R.M.I.T. Certificate in Art and Design, 1989

 

COLLECTIONS

City of Knox; Corporate and private collections. 

 


Some Images (acrylic on canvas)

 

 

 

 

 

“The clearing” 2006, 76x122 cm

“Land water and sky” 2008, 90x100 cm

“The tranquil land” 2005, 90x120 cm