Interview with Erick Johnson in the Boston Voyager

 

"I’ve been making art as long as I can remember. I was fortunate to have a mother who was a potter and a sibling who is also an artist, so I grew up in a creative, encouraging environment.

I was born in San Francisco and soon after my family moved to Los Angeles. I remember the light in LA and the saturated color especially.

I went to art school in New York and was exposed to some great artists and their ideas. It was a wonderful experience to be a young artist learning from older generations.

My development was deliberate since I felt I had to paint my way through problems. It was necessary to paint or draw it and see it in the world before I could move on. I’m glad that was the case although it took years..."

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