Johnny Plastini


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Non-colonizing systems thinkers sit together at a table with bread, ale, and cheese. Our holobiomes ferment philosophies with sympoiesis as our ambition. In collaboration with a printing press or alternative matrix, we are able to partially abandon the direct expression of selves and embrace the intercessory essence of print media. We encourage inquiries of both erudition and mysticism as a dissonant confluence. The kinesthetic printing experience exists not only a repetitive series of operations within a system guided towards multiplicity, but also an opportunity to activate and analyze variables. Variation of behavior or outcome divests printmaking from the drone of reproductive duplication and engages intrinsically with alchemical catalysts inherent to the medium. While the unconscious ‘id’ may conjure an idea or the ego may negotiate a particular vocalization, specific agents, materials, and processes often regulate the work and communicate in concert as a holistic unit. The constant reevaluation of this complex relationship is a major philosophical and conceptual underpinning to the work, requiring patience, dedication, and trust through undoubted failure.


MFA – Printmaking

Tyler School of Art-Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

BA – Studio Art [Painting]

University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA