After viewing a fellow artists Petcha Kutcha presentation, I was immediately entranced by the works of an artist they had researched themselves. Zachary Johnson is an artist that focuses on the cities he resides in; the complexities and beauty that is so rife within the structures and buildings within the city. The use of pen and ink creates a fascinating ‘vanishing effect’ when intended, and creates a sense of a city fading out of existence, as well as a single organism in a white void, crafting an encroaching sense of loneliness.
There is also a great stillness that is weaved into the very lines that are on the paper, causing the often frenetic and busy drawings to take on a rather paradoxical nature, much like the stillness experienced in the dead of night at a city (This seems quite interesting, maybe I will return to this idea of the stillness at night within a city or town). I love the use of ink to orchestrate a seemingly ‘cut out’ feature to the cityscape, creating a strange void in which the buildings SHOULD reside.