Helen Johnson

1979 · Australia

Artist biography

Helen Johnson is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Australia, like other famous artists such as Yaritji Young, Catherine Hearse, John Nicholson, Clare Milledge, and Timothy Horn. Helen Johnson was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Helen Johnson's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom and the United States. Galleries include Pilar Corrias in London, Château Shatto in Los Angeles, and Interstate Projects in New York. Helen Johnson's work has most recently been exhibited at Pilar Corrias in London (20 November 2019 until 03 January 2020) with the exhibition Agency. Helen Johnson's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Château Shatto in Los Angeles (12 February 2020 - 15 February 2020) with the name Frieze Los Angeles 2020 and Château Shatto in Los Angeles (26 July 2019 - 06 September 2019) with the name A Cloth Over a Birdcage.

Further Biographical Context for Helen Johnson

Born in 1979, Helen Johnson was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Helen Johnson

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