Dept. of Deliberation & Obfuscation

Philip Johnston is a Los Angeles and New York based artist. Over a 35 year career he has explored Monumental Clay sculpture, Encaustic Sculptural painting, and Cyanotype prints. His work themes are predominately environmental.

“I explore the sculptural potential of Encaustic wax. The energetic quality, (sometimes violent), of creating multiple layers of interactive surfaces. Disparate layers are brushed, poured, compressed, gouged, sectioned off, occasionally scraped back with a garden saw; and then built up again. For me, sculptural encaustic painting is a muscular physical experience.

The first of my two recent series of work explores my fascination with Geology. I interpret the phenomena resulting from Earth’s constantly shifting land masses. The second series explores the altering history and passage of time on vertical surfaces in urban environments.

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