Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson

b. 1979, Melbourne, Australia


Born 1979 in Melbourne, Australia. Lives and works in Melbourne. 

As a painter, Helen Johnson has worked for many years at a large scale depicting life-sized figures, often on unstretched canvas. Working life-sized produces what she thinks of as a social relation between the viewer and the represented figure, beyond a strictly aesthetic experience. Johnson's work draws upon both personal, immediate experience and broader observations, socio-cultural and historical. An ongoing interest is the construction of national identity in Australia and the ways in which contemporary Australian society relates to the legacies and continuities of colonisation.

Selected Artworks



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