Details:

This painting depicts a tree producing nut-headed figures, which evolve as they reach the ground. The composition can be read as a regenerating family tree—where all the forms are related yet somewhat anonymous, and all are working in the service of creation.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Acts of Creation

This painting depicts a tree producing nut-headed figures, which evolve as they reach the ground. The most prominent figure is constructing a figure of its own. The composition can be read as a regenerating family tree—where all the forms are related yet somewhat anonymous, and all are working in the service of creation.

Johnson’s work explores a realm of magical naturalism, where symbols and organic forms stand in as body doubles and enact moments of both tenderness and violence. The artist relies on a process of discovery to create her visceral and vibrant works. Each composition derives a sense of drama from the tension between organization and chaos. Johnson's work is a long evolving narrative grounded in its reverence for nature and the cycle of the seasons.

Specs:

28 inches
34 inches

③ Artist:

Gretta Johnson

Gretta Johnson’s work creates a magical realm where symbols and organic forms serve as body doubles in moments of both tenderness and violence. Each of the artist’s visceral and vibrant paintings discover anew the tension between organization and chaos, giving the artist’s work a sense of drama. Johnson’s practice is a long and evolving narrative grounded in its reverence for nature.

Gretta Johnson:
Acts of Creation, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
34.0 × 28.0 inches /