Selected Drawings, ’91–’19
Jamie Johnson

Publication Launch
Friday 14th February

'The book calls into question the origins of artistic impulse, the roots of artistic talent, and asks “what makes a good drawing?”' - 5b

Jamie Johnson creates intricate abstract landscapes that often hint at Scottish geology and folklore. Working across painting, collage, printmaking and video, his work explores cultural symbolism from both modern and ancient worlds, communicating observations and ideas by creating an autonomous visual language. Selected Drawings chronicles a group of works on paper made by the artist between 1991 and 2019, tracing the genesis of his unique take on characterisation and storytelling.

Jamie Johnson is a Glasgow-based artist who graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 2011. Recent exhibitions include: Crocodile Tears, Morgan Fine Arts Centre, New York; Allder, Chopping Block Gallery, London; Primitive Plane, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow; A Sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the Influence of D’Arcy Thompson, Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh.

Selected Drawings, ’91–’19 is published by 5b. 5b is a Berlin based publishing, working with artists and writers to make books and editions that champion the sequenced image, the personal and the unusual.

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This event was selected from the Lunchtime gallery open call this year.