Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Summer Salon Show

Sofi’s Lounge, Level 1
25 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000

With thanks to Global Art Projects

Image: Tim Johnson Thredbo Valley 2021, acrylic on linen, 183 x 244 cm


Parallel Universe

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If a painting is a portal to another dimension, then the canvases of Tim Johnson are magic carpets, each one an invitation to embark on a voyage through the acclaimed Sydney-based artist’s personal cosmology. Revealing his sustained interest in Buddhism and other Eastern traditions, these serenely composed constellations of figures, objects and symbols inhabit an exalted space free from everyday concerns.

Johnson’s first show in five years with Tolarno Galleries, which has represented him since 1987, Parallel Universe brings together twelve new paintings, five of them made in collaboration with Daniel Bogunovic, a self-taught artist who lives in Los Angeles.

Image: Tim Johnson Thredbo River 2020, acrylic on linen, 101 x 137 cm

Download the exhibition essay by Tony Magnusson.

Watch the exhibition video featuring Tim Johnson in a rare glimpse inside the studio with curator-at-large Tony Magnusson. Our thanks to Thirdrow Films.


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