Christian Johnson is an artist who practices collage in both 2D & 3D forms. After graduating college in 2018 from Mercyhurst University with a degree in interior architecture and design, Christian found a deep interest for mid-century furniture design. With this in mind, Christian combined his practice of 2D collage into 3D objects as sculpture, as well as functional furniture design. By combining both worlds, he creates a gateway for furniture and collage to rise to a new perspective, a refreshing sometimes ironic or humorous way to look at found objects as they relate to each other in curious sculptural narratives.
Christian Johnson's work utilizes the idea of recycling forgotten furnishings to recreate assemblage artwork that doubles as a functional furniture piece. Not only does Christian bring together the assemblage with found objects, but makes it known that his furniture collages adapt a sense of a specific personality while referencing distinct human characteristics, symbolically or metaphorically.
Exhibitions & Awards:
2019 35th Annual Juried National Collage Society Show @ Cummings Gallery. Erie, PA.
- Cash Prize Winner