Rashid Johnson

Waves

6 October - 23 December 2020

Rashid Johnson at Hauser and Wirth London
Rashid Johnson, 2020, Two Standing Broken Men, Ceramic tile, mirror tile, spray enamel, branded red oak flooring, bronze, oil stick, black soap, wax - 241.3 x 186.7 x 7.6 cm / 95 x 73 1/2 x 3 in, © Rashid Johnson Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Gallery

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp

Unfolding across the entirety of both the gallery’s London spaces, an exhibition dedicated exclusively to the works of renowned contemporary American artist Rashid Johnson opens on 6 October 2020. The exhibition brings together new paintings and ceramic tile mosaics evolving from Johnson’s recurring themes of anxiety and escapism – subjects of poignant relevance in today’s socio-political climate. Johnson’s work has never ceased to confront the complexity of the human condition and the strenuous spaces we negotiate. This exhibition reveals the constant metamorphosis of Johnson’s works, as he explains, ‘I am interested in how these recurring themes are able to pivot in order to speak to the times we live in’.

Rashid Johnson at Hauser and Wirth London
Rashid Johnson, 2020 Standing Broken Men - Ceramic tile, mirror tile, spray enamel, branded red oak flooring, bronze, oil stick, black soap, wax - 241.3 x 186.7 x 7.6 cm / 95 x 73 1/2 x 3 in Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
Rashid Johnson at Hauser and Wirth London
Rashid Johnson 2020 Anxious Red Painting August 20th Oil on Linen 239.1 x 305.1 x 5.1 cm / 94 1/8 x 120 1/8 x 2 in, © Rashid Johnson Photo: Martin Parsekian Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
Rashid Johnson at Hauser and Wirth London
Rashid Johnson, 2020 The Broken Five Ceramic tile, mirror tile, spray enamel, branded red oak flooring, bronze, oil stick, black soap, wax - 250.2 x 430.5 x 7.6 cm / 98 1/2 x 169 1/2 x 3 in Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
Rashid Johnson at Hauser and Wirth London
Rashid Johnson, 2020 Untitled Broken Crowd - Ceramic tile, mirror tile, spray enamel, branded red oak flooring, bronze, oil stick, black soap, wax - 294.6 x 491.5 x 7.6 cm / 116 x 193 1/2 x 3 in Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Rashid Johnson

Johnson’s multidisciplinary practice spans sculpture, painting, drawing, filmmaking, and installation, incorporating a diverse range of materials and objects, significant in their engagement with African-American and other African diasporic communities. His work explores themes of art history, individual and shared cultural identities, personal narratives, literature, philosophy, materiality and critical history.

To date, Johnson has incorporated materials and items as diverse as CB radios, shea butter, literature, record covers, gilded rocks, black soap and tropical plants. Many of Johnson’s works convey rhythms of the occult and mystic: demonstrating his desire to transform and expand each included object’s field of association in the process of reception.

Enquire About This Work