The English contemporary artist Oliver Johnson currently lives and works in Valencia, Spain. From painting to light installations, his works primarily revolve around the number three. Pythagoras argued that ‘Number is knowledge itself’.
For Johnson, capturing 3D into 2D has been the most useful way of showing the changing nature of the living. Furthermore, in an actual space, his works are perceived as organic. Also, their faded multiplying effect stays in the astonished perception of the viewer.
The series three includes works on flat surfaces horizontally segmented into three parts. In fact, this division with narrow gaps opens up an infinite void. As well as these black lines become suspended areas that escape any natural glimpse.
Moreover, everything in the Untitled paintings is hyper-careful. And even in its smallest details, there is no appeal that refers to the gesture or carelessness.
In essence, Oliver Johnson’s with his singular and long-standing poetic effort seeks personal and non-transferable formula of capturing light.
His solid metal structures become the fields of light. In particular in their infinite variations that are created by using the ideal lighting and movements of the viewer. After all only after careful observation of his work, one comes to think and feel fascinating ‘energy fields’.