B. Corey Johnson
B. Corey Johnson is a South Florida artist specializing in gold and metal leaf, with a new take on gilding as an art form unto itself, without paints or pigments.
His first series of work is a study in koi: "They tell the story of my life, and I hope viewers can apply this symbolism to their own lives as well."
"As an artist, my medium of choice is gilding, although gilding is typically thought of as a craft. It is usually seen as the embellishment that accentuates some other work that has been deemed “art”, whether it's the magnificent gilding on the altar at the Notre Dame cathedral or the gold leaf that adorns a Gustav Klimt painting. Rarely is gilding perceived as a viable art medium that can stand by itself as the finished product. With this in mind, I set out to challenge public perception of gilding with a series of images using nothing but gilding materials and techniques. I have taken over 20 years' worth of gilding experience through multiple disciplines and created my own unique medium. "
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