Johnny Abrahams


b. 1979 Tacoma, WA, USA

Lives and works in New York

Johnny Abrahams’ paintings are exquisite in design and highly labour‑intensive, yet also expressly minimalist. He often works in monochrome and with geometric lines to abstract the designs and draw attention to intricate pattern. The artist said: ‘Put into high‑contrast figure‑ground relationships, these reduced elements become vibratory, and they destabilize the fixed gaze.’ His paintings are understated, yet bold. Abrahams’ intention is to ‘make the viewer the subject, emphasizing the effects of his or her movement around it.’

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Untitled XXVI, 2017 Oil on canvas 72 x 72 in | 183 x 183 cm
Untitled IX, 2017 Oil and Wax on Canvas 72 x 72 in |183 x 183 cm
Untitled, 2017 Oil on canvas 60 x 72 in | 152 x 183 cm
Untitled (Dark Blue), 2019 Oil on canvas, 203.2 x 121.9 cm
Untitiled (Dark Blue), 2019 Oil on canvas, 203.2 x 121.9 cm