Rebecca Jane Johnston

Artist Statement

Rebecca Johnston is a visual alchemist. Her process transmutes the ordinary, pulling the souls from the subjects of her portraits and spreading them across the page, smearing the skies over etherial landscapes and illuminating melancholic figures in dark forests. Born of a photographic history when chemicals dripped from glass plates and photos were dodged and burned by hand, her images are at once both archaic and au courant- analogue and digital – utilising contemporary tools to blur the lines between photography and drawing, and pulling us away from our pin sharp, resolution orientated destiny and back into the realm of the experimental.


Artwork

Exhibitions

'Night Contact' as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial

'Artist / Maker / Designer', Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

'Artes', 1939, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

'Rethinking Decoration', Bentalls Centre, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey