In 2000, Gary Johns abandoned his highly successful career as an international award-winning commercial film director and devoted himself to his family and his dream of expressing himself artistically without the constructs of commercialism.
Mr. Johns characterizes himself as an observer and recorder of the world in which he lives. Specifically, his artwork reflects his interest in the decay that surrounds all of us. Johns finds beauty in graphically photographing things that most people overlook. These images, together with elements from his own paintings, drawings, various scribblings, and detritus found on the street are juxtaposed to tell a compelling story in his mixed media collages. Johns attempts to bring new life to a deteriorating world.
Mr. Johns resides in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles for six months of the year and in Chautauqua County, New York from Memorial Day and Labor Day.