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Leasho Johnson

Untitled #1

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A series of black paintings created in reference to black abstract paintings like Kasimir Malevich’s Black Square where black the color is seen as non-representational. A refusal where emptiness was the prime objective. I wanted to poke fun at abstraction by think of the color black as highly political. Color is built up by apply different layers of distemper and watercolor, then charcoal. Black oil paint is added on top that in Untitled #3

charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, distemper, oil stick, oil and Gesso on paper, mounted on canvas

11.5” x 14.5”