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Matthew Johnson
Dallas, TX

About the Artist

Matt Johnson is an Artist, Art Director, and Designer from Dallas, Texas. He holds a BFA in Communication Design and is a classically trained oil and acrylic painter. Professionally, he is an Art Director at a downtown promotions and marketing agency, but he creates art every chance he gets.

His love of art began at the ripe age of 13, and he’s been creating original works ever since. From naturally occurring elements to his south Texas roots, he draws inspiration from natural patterns and the chaos that surrounds his everyday life.

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About the Artist

Matt Johnson is an Artist, Art Director, and Designer from Dallas, Texas. He holds a BFA in Communication Design and is a classically trained oil and acrylic painter. Professionally, he is an Art Director at a downtown promotions and marketing agency, but he creates art every chance he gets.

His love of art began at the ripe age of 13, and he’s been creating original works ever since. From naturally occurring elements to his south Texas roots, he draws inspiration from natural patterns and the chaos that surrounds his everyday life.

Johnson enjoys playing with the juxtaposition of South Texan culture and pop art, creating expressionistic paintings enhanced by unconventional techniques. He primarily uses acrylic on canvas to create a variety of styles. In some works, he combines hand-mixed acrylic paint with various flow agents and textures to give the medium depth and thickness, allowing gravity and the universe to have a unique role in the creation process. He disrupts these naturally accruing patterns with abrupt geometric shapes to create tension and unexpected visual interest. In other pieces, he re-imagines images of pop culture and patterns them with unique palettes and color blocking.

Painting has always been a way for Johnson to express his ideas, and he has a passion for bringing those ideas to life and sharing them with the world. It serves as a form of meditation and a much-needed escape from his fast-paced life in the advertising industry.

Artist’s Work

Spot 003
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Spot 003

By Matthew Johnson

Water garder
Matthew johnson

Water Garder

By Matthew Johnson

Eyes 001
Matthew johnson

Eyes 001

By Matthew Johnson

Sail 005
Matthew johnson

Sail 005

By Matthew Johnson

Sail 006
Matthew johnson

Sail 006

By Matthew Johnson

Sail 004
Matthew johnson

Sail 004

By Matthew Johnson

Sail 003
Matthew johnson

Sail 003

By Matthew Johnson

Sail 006 2
Matthew johnson

Sail 006

By Matthew Johnson

Tequila and lime
Matthew johnson

Tequila and Lime

By Matthew Johnson

Ways 001
Matthew johnson

Ways 001

By Matthew Johnson

Spot 002
Matthew johnson

Spot 002

By Matthew Johnson

Circles 001
Matthew johnson

Circles 001

By Matthew Johnson

Ways 002
Matthew johnson

Ways 002

By Matthew Johnson

Circles 003
Matthew johnson

Circles 003

By Matthew Johnson

Circles 002
Matthew johnson

Circles 002

By Matthew Johnson

Blue marble
Matthew johnson

Blue Marble

By Matthew Johnson

Spot 001
Matthew johnson

Spot 001

By Matthew Johnson

Hurricane
Matthew johnson

Hurricane

By Matthew Johnson

Hot marble
Matthew johnson

Hot Marble

By Matthew Johnson

Sail 002
Matthew johnson

Sail 002

By Matthew Johnson

Selected Exhibitions

  • SomaComm Gallery
    Dallas, 2016
  • Magnolia Hotel
    Dallas, 2016

Press and Accolades

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Education

  • University of North Texas, Communication Design
    Denton, Texas,2012