On The Road Paintings

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AdrianJohnston_UseMeForGood_用_Acrylic6x6
AdrianJohnston_Transit_Acrylic8x10
AdrianJohnston_ShowMeTheWay_道_Acrylic6x6
AdrianJohnston_Nap_Oil8x14_detail
AdrianJohnston_Crosswalk2_孝_Acrylic6x6
AdrianJohnston_Crosswalk1_默_Acrylic8x8
AdrianJohnston_Crosswalk_Girl_Acrylic5.5x4
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These paintings are acylic on panel and canvas, literally plays on the title “On the Road,” as landscapes of figures on expanses of pavement. Alternately, these solitary figures in a paved and demarcated life ask us whether it is or not a “small world.” The paintings intend to harbor the character of traditional Chinese landscape painting, where there is no discernible horizon line, and where the human figure is often dwarfed in a monochromatic swirl of dots, dashes, and lines.