Christopher Gordon Johnson is a Canadian who now lives in the Geelong region. We were fortunate to meet Chris in 2012 and invited him to show some of his paintings as part of our opening exhibition for 2013.
In 2003, Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours and a History degree from the University of Ottawa. For most of the 2000s, Chris travelled to Europe, Asia, and Australia. Chris has lived and exhibited his art extensively in Toronto, Canada for many years until he moved to Geelong area with his Australian partner in late 2011
Christopher’s artistic practice is primarily figurative oil paintings. Much of the subject matter explores how people interact within their environment. In his paintings, Chris aims to leave the narrative content of his works open allowing the viewer to form their own interpretations. The themes are based on Chris’ life experiences and explore how his Canadian heritage, culture, and travels connect with his life in Australia.
Please visit the gallery from the 23rd of January, 2013 to view some of his work as part of our our ‘Directors Choice Show’.
Hunting Series #3 oil on canvas 28x36cm 2012
Hunting Series #1 oil on canvas 45x122cm 2012
Jobs in Australia (Oil Rig Jobs) Oil on Canvas 45x60cm 2012