Oxford vs. Japan by Gena Johns

8 Jul 2015 – 31 Jul 2015

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The North Wall Arts Centre

Oxford, United Kingdom


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  • 10 mins by bus from central Oxford; 15 mins on bike

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An exhibition of collage contrasting cultural heritage with free Artwork.


An Exhibition of collages by local Artist and Arts Manager Gena Johns.

Oxfordshire based Fine Artist, born in Osaka, Japan. Fine Art Graduate of the University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art.

Gena takes photos in locations that have a link to her childhood memories. She uses these to make digital collages that are transformed into 3D hand cut paper collages and wooden transfers. Her work creates narratives and also touches on surreal and fantasy elements. This then unfolds and presents her longing to be a part of her Japanese heritage through creating idyllic worlds.

Piecing together her two cultural backgrounds, Gena emphasises being torn between two worlds; contrasting the past and present.

Gena’s choice of palette is simple and bold; she sticks to sepia and grey scale tones in order to eliminate as much colour as possible. The reason for this is to focus on the idea of memories and to leave the past behind; the layered photos also combine as one.

New work including a postcard series of contrasting collages.



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