Geoffrey Johnson (b.1965, Greensboro, North Carolina) graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. A mid career artist, Johnson has exhibited broadly since 1995. Working in oils on both canvas and panel, he interprets the world through a twenty-first century lens, creating works which are skillfully thought out, and poetic in their nature. The focus of his work is broad, and influenced to a large degree upon his travels, and personal relationships to time and place. Constant, and reoccurring themes tend to be the city landscape, equestrian works, and interiors. Working with a restrained neutral palette, color is implemented subtly, and at times more boldly for emotional impact. What is apparent, is that the artist is walking a visual tightrope between the representational and the abstract in which spatial relationships and scale are central. He is a prolific artist and his work is included in corporate as well as private collections. Among these are Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting, Bell South, and Wells Fargo. Whatever it is that Geoffrey Johnson paints, it is imbued with a sense of quiet, and elegant sophistication. His work is less about what changes with time, and more about what endures.
City Center (oil on panel) 18 x12