Catalogue of Imaginary Beings, Plate 339 13” x 19” C-Type print
Here Goodman makes use of a simple but effective peach/teal colour contrast that works best in a bright room with muted colours that will really make this piece stand out.
Goodman makes great use of colour and composition to show a transition between teal and peach in opposing directions in the foreground and background to create contrast in colour that is dynamic and visually interesting. At the same time there is a humour in Goodman's surreal pieces, demonstrated here in the absurdly exaggerated figure of the model in contrast to her demure stance. Beyond these surreal features there is also real beauty in the crashing waves and distant, stunning mountains.
About the Artist:
New York-based Artist, Johanna Goodman studied at Boston University's School of Fine Art (Boston) and Parsons School of Design (NYC) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in 1992. She has been a freelance illustrator ever since. Her work has garnered awards from The Society of Publication Design, American Illustration, and Communication Arts.