Al Johnson

Al Johnson

I am a politically engaged sculptor, and my sculpture, drawings and prints consider recent history and the interplay between politics, power and the collective memory. I develop my works in series, in response to some of the big themes in contemporary Britain: warfare and opposition to war, the role of women in society, and industrial decline. I use a range of materials: textiles, forged steel, timber, wax, and copper, to create works that are sensual, paradoxical and challenging.
Exhibitions include ‘Reactions’ at Imperial War Museum North, Salford, ‘Flight and the Artistic Imagination’ at Compton Verney, and ‘Caught in the Crossfire’ at the Herbert Gallery, Coventry. Commissions include the Royal British Legion, the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, and London Screen Archives.
I lecture and lead workshops in galleries and museums including the National Gallery, Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, the Wallace collection and the Royal Collection.

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