Grotesque Sock Paintings by Aaron Johnson

Artist Aaron Johnson creates unsettling grotesque paintings by using old socks collected from strangers through social media. The artist made repeated calls for socks through social media sites, and in exchange for socks mailed to his studio, he mailed original drawings to hundreds of sock donors. In a recent interview with Hyperallergic Aaron explained his fascination with this strange medium, "The humility of the sock is important, a poor material in the Arte Povera sense, a banal and accessible materiality. On top of that, the sock is a shed skin of the individual."

 See more of  Aaron Johnson's work here.

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