Johnny Plastini

Region: West


City / State: Fort Collins, CO

Rather than obsess over a clear vision of future images, I invite the elegant clumsiness that results between the interaction of the rational and the instinctual. Through dedicated material investigation, artistic intent easily becomes eclipsed by the commitment to explore content through pertinent natural phenomena, automatism, and the orchestration of catalysts within vibrant matter. While the unconscious id may conjure the initial idea, and the ego may negotiate a particular vocalization, it is eventually the physical interaction with animate materials, above all else, that must communicate the aura of a tangible work of art. The constant reevaluation of this complex relationship is a major philosophical and conceptual underpinning of the work, requiring patience, dedication, and trust through undoubted failure.