Matthew Johnson Meet

Matthew Johnson

San Antonio, TX

About Matthew Johnson

San Antonio, TX

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.

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Other works by Matthew Johnson

Selected Exhibitions

  • Magnolia Hotel
    Dallas, 2016

Press and Accolades

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

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