David Charles Williams
Johana has a background in sculpture and has maintained a fascination with form, sometimes applying that to video, intervention and drawing. Graduating in 2001 from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff she has exhibited widely, most recently at Rhod, Newcastle Emlyn. Johana is particularly interested in the humanity present in the inanimate and her work feeds from emotive responses to environmental quirks, sensual objects, obsessional patterns, anthropomorphism and humour.
Objects and spaces overlooked and taken for granted are sensitively highlighted and elevated in Johana's work. Although initially made in an intuitive and spontaneous way, the work has deeper concerns relating to environment and disposability. It explores the way we relate to our world and the potential to reshape our future with renewed respect for the things that we touch and interact with.
Johana's work is sometimes brought alive by harnessing 'the elements' in her work, be it wind or rain, allowing a movement that is both unpredictable and beautiful. This movement serves to 'exorcise' the highlighted objects and spaces and draw out their humanity, reminding us that we