Arron Johnson is an artist I found accidentally, his works involves acrylic painting, sculpture, but what I found the most interest is his sock painting.

I think in addition to his uncanny figures his created, the more thing I can learn from is how he use sock as a media of painting, a simliarly soft, ready-make material as yarn.

On the one hand, sock originally has it own various colour, pattern and even texture, after add acrylic paint on top, it reveals a sense of fine art painting. Moreover, because of incompletely covered pattern on sock, the final painting shows one more layer than conventional-called plain painting.

On the other hand, sock originally as a daily costume, has it’s own design, shape and volume. The artist makes ingenious use of sock’s feature on depicting his figures, which give me some ideas in my own creation……




Ziyin Guan