David Johnstone

I’m a painter working with acrylics, transforming forgotten ephemeral materials into permanent unique objects, examining the simultaneously attractive and repulsive elements of horror iconography; contrasting digitally distorted references with gestural cartoon abstractions, to emphasize the disparity between human and machine. I’m interested in subverting the divided worlds of consciousness and unconsciousness, inner and outer, to evoke an uncomfortable and uncanny atmosphere.

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