“…Johnson makes his pieces do something: artist as technician and strategist, not merely commentator or parodist. This sounds awfully Romantic until one notes that Johnson isn’t so much intent on building new worlds as he is on making-do within his existing one. Johnson’s kluges jolt their audience into reconsidering the parameters of what it means for a machine to work – and for this they participate in a cultural shift that is quickly reinventing how individuals use the tools available to them.”
“This odd anthropological approach which mixes times and places is central to the aesthetic of the images … so exotically urban: images, for example of the destruction of a mall, a huge commercial center in Minneapolis – one would believe oneself to be in front of the Giza Pyramids, photographed in the XIXth century.”
Veronique Montaigne, Le Monde
Paul Johnson is an artist who lives and works in New York City. His video game projects have been exhibited internationally in venues including the Museum of Modern Art / PS1, Galerie Lambert, Postmasters Gallery, ZKM, InterCommunication Center, Eyebeam, Seoul Museum of Art, and others. Johnson’s use of technology is prolific, diverse, and provocative.
Paul Johnson lives and works in New York City.
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