Johnny Abrahams

Region: Northeast

In my current work, I explore what can be done with line to the exclusion of all other design elements. Beginning each piece with a grid, I can either express that structure or divide it into smaller, increasingly intricate geometries to form a progressively finer language of elements. Put into high-contrast figure–ground relationships, these reduced elements become vibratory, and they destabilize the fixed gaze. Afterimages of color are generated as light is broken into its constituents by the interaction of the graphic relationships. My work is focused on making the viewer the subject, emphasizing the effects of his or her movement around it.