Paris-based Sylvie Johnson is an artist and weaver. Her work layers themes of nature, the perception of light and shadow, an exploration of art history, architecture, movement, and the mastery of material composition.
Art, for Johnson, is linked to emotions. In the act and experience of art, there is a dialogue between objects, self, and space—between any elements that are alive—that creates movement. This is why nature, to Johnson, is the first art. It is in perpetual movement and has inspired humans from the beginning.
For this reason, shadow has inspired Johnson’s work for decades as the intersection of nature, emotion, and dimensionality. To Johnson, shadow is the element that brings textiles to life.