Henry R Johnson, 25
Henry's Location: Deep South, United States
Artist, Warehouse Worker
Gender: See profile picture Sex: Male
Height: 6' 3" Weight: "Have some manners you inquisitive brut."
Drinks: Never Smokes: Never Active: "Not dead yet."
Politics: "Go away" Religion: Yes
Nicknames: H-Man, Hank, Henry Two Shoes and King Henry.
Likes: Family, the internet, greek orthodox icons, air conditioning, Electric Wizard, brass, the intellectual dark web, the bill of rights, folding knives, firearms history, Paul Gaugin, calm dogs and crackhead dogs, zero-turn lawn mowers, Statesmen and Stateswomen, pizza.
Dislikes: Olives, blue cheese, opossums, authoritarians, REM, Politicians.
Hobo Wizard: Artist Statement
The “Hobo Wizard” is the culmination of the best of all that I have thought, done, and learned throughout my BFA program. My studies have led me to new worldviews and set my artistic practice upon new impulses. Over these last four years my artistic practice has been refined both in medium and technique, and throughout this adventure I have found a greater appreciation for traditional media and found the beautiful in the sublimity of the brush stroke.
The Hobo Wizard is a symbolic character, an archetype, that embodies the essence of all that I have sought to do.
Employing this representation of myself in my drawings, I hope to build an intertext between the things I imagine. With this context in mind, I invite the viewer to embark with me on an investigation of the mind. Contemplate the primordial structures of the world and consider: what is history? what is life? what is the heart and what does it feel? These are the questions that have guided this series. Looking back, it is apparent to me that in this project I have found higher ideals: the pursuit of wisdom and a connection with the divine.
Henry R Johnson, BFA Drawing/Illustration, 2019.