Mount of the Blue Triangle, George Johnson
  • Artist
    George Johnson
  • Born
    1926
  • Title
    Mount of the Blue Triangle
  • Date of Production
    1986
  • Medium
    acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions
    3050 x 1985 mm
  • Credit Details
    Gift of Ms. Jenny Zimmer, 1993

George Johnson

Mount of the Blue Triangle

A New Zealander by birth, Johnston moved to Australia in 1953.  As his earlier figurative works gave way to abstract images in the mid 1950s Johnson realized that elements of shape, line, colour and texture were inexhaustible studies in themselves.

Johnson, who says of his work "I hope to know little and to know it well," has used both shape and colour in Mount of the Blue Triangle to create a work that is far from lifeless.  Employing colour against a white background Johnson has given a fluidity to his forms, some of which have been modified texturally so that they appear to be transparent while others have been painted in solid colours so that they visually advance from or recede into the picture plane.