Collection: Johnathon Foster

I am a traditional 2d contemporary painter working in acrylic, watercolor, collage, and marker. My art is rooted in all genres of life images and concepts, with an urban, often but not always in a very vibrant color palette.
Much of my recent work is about evoking a sense of identity. While the paintings incorporate multiple facets of everybody life, also represent personal identifying imagery and concepts.
I am also working with the idea of visual layering, and color expressionism: how colors or color schemes evoke emotion, duality of imagery. Much in the same way pictures are worth a thousand words, my paintings seek to evoke a million different perceptions.
Though there is a vast difference in the types of work I have created over the course of my life, the underlying thread in much of where I am emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I paint abstracted scenes inspired by reality. Without some amount of social responsibility, these types of scenes will only exist in imagination.
I think life is all about moments. Those moments where time stops, our individualities
fall away, and we’re reminded of how we’re all connected, how we’re all part of the same microcosm. I think that art is a “connector” or a universal language much like emotion, hunger, so on and so forth. It is an equalizer, no matter where you come from, what language you speak. Now, more than ever, we must take a step back, and recognize that beauty that reminds of us our place in the scheme of it all.