Jonathan M. Johnson
Chicago artist Jonathan Michael Johnson combines photography and sculpture to build large-scale 3D immersive cityscapes. The initial images can take several hours and multiple photos to capture. He then adds, subtracts and layers the imagery, creating spaces that illuminate urban culture, celebrate details and explore hidden patterns.
From the artist: "Fleeting moments captured on a camera phone are usually seen for a few seconds then discarded. This work explores these moments as artifacts, deconstructed into base elements of color, shape and texture. Layering black and white darkroom contact prints, poured polymer gel and digital ink transfers, the scene is rebuilt with haphazard nuance giving them a vintage look. I hope to celebrate the passing moments that we so often take for granted in our fast paced, tech saturated lives."