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Keith Johnston

 (20/21st century)
Keith Johnston is active/lives in New York.  Keith Johnston is known for minimalist mixed media.

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Keith Johnston's minimalist works are spare, tonal arrangements of light and dark forms, with tentative whispers of drawings.  He conceives the work on wood panel in encaustic, which is often scraped and reapplied, and then adds graphite. There are no preliminary sketches.  He wants "to see the marking's of the artist's hand, the process of spontaneity, the economy—where subtlety, pitch, line or blocking, with the slightest of movement, can completely alter the work." The simplicity of his paintings reflects this vision by the inherent significance attached to each line, shape or form, given the minimalist quality of the work.

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