“Although the exhibition carries the title Irregular Hexagon, as did the previous exhibition in this international collaboration between Vietnam and Colombia, it is mere coincidence that such a formalist expression suits the works.
Johanna’s explorations center around environmental and social concerns. The haptic drawings comment on biodiversity, land ownership, and the domination of habitable space by the powerful. The titles of the artworks -for example: Perimeters, Native Trees, Shadow- are minimalistic and strangely literal. Strange because this artist has a history of making text art. Indeed, many of the pieces on show are drawings made from words, or at the very least letters. Playing with text is part of the art making process, more than the labelling of the art.”
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