Malmö, Sweden-based artist Miles Johnston portrays topics whose figures are in states of flux, whether or not via fragmented our bodies, multiplied faces, or limbs contorted into not possible positions. Typically depicting Johnston (previously) or his associate, the graphite portraits distort typical anatomy in a manner that balances the acquainted with the unknown and visualizes the ideas and feelings in any other case hidden contained in the thoughts.
Whether or not set towards a trippy backdrop or quiet seashore, each bit portrays the expertise of the physique “via a form of inside metaphorical language,” the artist says. He explains additional:
We don’t instantly expertise the precise biochemical info of what’s taking place in our our bodies, hormones secreting, bizarre little proteins and neurons doing no matter it’s they do. As an alternative, we have now a complete language of expressions like abdomen tied up in knots, feeling empty, torn in two, burning with anger, and so forth… I’m aiming for this form of naive direct illustration of what issues really feel like as an alternative of a literal illustration of how they give the impression of being from the skin.
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