Ahmrii Johnson's artistic realm is a captivating fusion of botanical tapestries, Caribbean patterns, indigenous sagacity, and ethereal motifs that beckon the soul. Drawing from Bahamian-American heritage and the tumultuous dance of existence, her canvases transform into surrealist narratives that resonate with both the inner and outer realms.
In her paintings, Johnson crafts a world where reality intertwines with dreams, often embracing the tactile embrace of hand batiked textiles. Exaggerated figures, reminiscent of fashion illustrations, gracefully inhabit lush, encompassing natural landscapes. Here, the whimsical meets the profound as geometric patterns and surreal organic environments meld in harmonious dialogue.
"I Had A Talk With God," her solo exhibition, embarks on a spiritual odyssey of endurance—a celebration of the human spirit's tenacity. Within this evocative collection, the perception of endurance undergoes a profound metamorphosis, revealing itself as a channel for character building and an incubator for the growth of gratitude and serendipity. Each canvas captures a casual, yet pivotal, moment in the life of an individual that represents alternate versions of the self—a juncture of reflection on their endurance or life's state.
Johnson's art unfurls a tapestry of interconnectedness, intertwining the essence of existence. This spiritual foundation of sustainability seamlessly bridges her artwork with the fabric of fashion. Guided by a rich spectrum of studies—ranging from environmental science and bush medicine to indigenous history, architectural design, and spiritual contemplation—her creative process is a harmonious symphony of knowledge and introspection.
Ahmrii Johnson's artistic journey is an evocative pilgrimage—a testament to the enduring human spirit, entwined with nature, heritage, and the whispers of the divine. This collection of work in an inventory of everything that has changed within her. These are the only moments she can feel herself speak, those unspoken words.
Ahmrii Johnson (b. 2000 Lakeland, FL) received a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in 2023. Johnson has recently been included in group exhibitions at King Manor Museum, New York, and Hyacinth Gallery, New York. This is her first solo exhibition with Hyacinth Gallery.