Jess Johnson

Guirguis New Art Prize 2015

Jess Johnson's drawing and installation practice is inspired by the speculative intersections between language, science fiction, culture and technology. In her drawings she depicts complex worlds that combine densely layered patterns, objects and figures within architectural settings. Johnson's drawings are often displayed within constructed environments that act as physical portals into her speculative worlds. Her recent experiments of translating her drawings into animated videos, has opened up hypnotic new dimensions for her audiences to fully immerse themselves in her worlds.

Image: Ratholes in the Babylon, 2014 pen, fibre tipped markers, metallic paint & gouache on paper 125 x 171 cm framed Courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney and Ivan Anthony, New Zealand