Collages. By Rin Johnson

Rin Johnson is a photo conceptual artist. She makes photographs and abstract works based on photographs. She has exhibited in Berlin, Germany; Brooklyn, New York; Los Angeles, California; New Haven, Connecticut; New York, New York; and San Francisco, California. She is an alum of New York Uuniversity’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied photography and urban planning. She is originally from San Francisco; she lives in Brooklyn.

sp_rj_crisis

untitled self-portrait (blue), 2012
collage, photograph and drawing on paper

While living in Berlin all my possessions of any value were stolen. In response I began to work almost exclusively with free magazines and foto-automats (photo booths). These are my self-portraits from that time period. They incorporate line sketches, photo booth photographs, and found images.

sp_rj_haircut

self portrait as a boy, 2012
collage, photograph on paper
4’’ x 3’’

sp_rj_mother

untitled self-portrait (purple), 2012
collage, photograph on paper
6’’ x 8’’

sp_rj_purple

free pussy riot, please, 2012
collage, photograph on paper
4’’ x 7’’

sp_rj_riot

body outline (purple), 2012
collage, photograph on paper
4’’ x 3’’

sp_rj_blue

a girl who looks like my mom (abstracted self-portrait), 2012
collage, photograph on paper
8’’ x 11’’

sp_rj_body

a new hair cut, 2012
collage, photograph on paper
4’’ x 3’’

sp_rj_boy

identity crisis, 2012
collage, photograph on paper
12’’ x 8’’

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