Lance Johnson is a mixed media artist born and raised in NY. As a young man raised in the Golden Age of Hip Hop, Johnson fell in love with art when he was introduced to the work of a pioneer of the Jazz Era. Romare Bearden is a heavy influence on Johnson’s artwork. “I owe a tremendous debt to the vision of Romare Bearden. I want to serve as an extension of his legacy.” Lance has shown his work in many group shows throughout NYC as well as shows in Boston and Charleston, South Carolina. An extension of the vision of the great Romare Bearden blended with the energy of Hip Hop culture. Lance Johnson’s work attempts to marry the nostalgia of yesterday with the aggressiveness of today.
Lance Johnson’s work has been featured on CBS, Art In New York City, Art in Flux, Artiholics, Harlem Eatup, and other media outlets and events.