The bright faces of Laura Adel Johnson

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20 March 2017

Laura Adel Johnson, an Australian multimedia artist, tells sad stories through the use of Christmas lights. She paints bright faces without depriving them of features and emotions.

The long gone Christmas season always involves a disproportionate amount of lights from different shapes, wrapped around any piece of architecture or Christmas tree.
I don’t want to sound cynical, they have their own charm on our Instagram pages and they tend to warm the heart, but not when they try to involve themselves in schizophrenic choreographies.

For this reason, I have to introduce you the work of Laura Adel Johnson, an Australian artist, who paints faces not with a pen, but with those little lights above.

Laura was born as a multimedia artist, so her attraction towards the reuse of commonplace objects and technologies was obvious: flipping through catalogs and looking around, she found in the other her subjects, making their faces obviously brighter, but without depriving them of emotions and of their features.

No more lit Christmas trees, but faces.

I volti luminosi di Laura Adel Johnson | Collater.al
Gli incredibili portratit luminosi di Laura Adel Johnson | Collater.al
I volti luminosi di Laura Adel Johnson | Collater.al
Gli incredibili portratit luminosi di Laura Adel Johnson | Collater.al

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