Implicit Complicit

Gregory Johnson's avatar Gregory Johnson

My most current work is researching self-reflexivity. As a theme it allows me to explore concepts of social behavior, where the self is both actor and spectator simultaneously. Self-reflexive behavior, being self-reflective, can have a positive effect in correcting undesired personal behavior. It can also quickly degrade into self-obsession, a disparaging mise en abyme. I use these themes to build unlikely and awkward pictures within pictures. Being human is difficult and sometimes I just need to laugh and remain serious at the same time. This is what I wish to convey in my work. A longer and more explanatory artist statement can be found on site at The Spot or at my website.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Width: 66 inches
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 38 inches