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NEW SENSATIONS: A CHANNEL 4 PRIZE FOR SAATCHI ONLINE 2010 UK GRADUATES

 
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Thomas Johnson
(35 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: London)
Goldsmiths

Only 10 percent of our cells contain the human genome. The rest us is made up by bacteria and other small life forms. We are in denial of our organic nature. I study animals and "other cultures" to make artworks that question our logical and rational way of thinking. In this way I hope to reveal what underpins our strangely organised and rational culture..
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Work of art I would like to make

I would make a large wall out of hay bales. I would then paint a picture onto them in much the same way as I have with the bed throw and picnic rug shown in this application. I am undecided on the image but have a few ideas already.. One would be the cropped face of an underwear model. She is smilling in a very staged "over the top" way but you can see a sadness in her eyes.. it is saddness of extreme effort... The image I decide to use will be painted on one side of the hay bales only so the viewer can walk around the work.. There may be other sculptural aspects to the unpainted side.. This work will be very difficult to preserve and will fall apart slowly..
My Artworks (6)
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