Matthew Johnson brightens up the MLC Centre - Art Collector

Michael Johnson sits on the MLC steps in front of his new installation. Courtesy: the artist and the MLC Centre, Sydney

4 December 2013 | Renowned Australian abstract artist Michael Johnson has just completed an art installation commissioned for the MLC Centre in Sydney's CBD.

The installation is on display for 18 months and includes a large scale colourful artwork overlooking Martin Place, pictured above, and a nighttime lighting installation displayed within the gantry of the MLC tower and around the columns, pictured below.

Speaking about this commission, Johnson stated that he "was inspired to create an artistic installation onto various permanent and temporal structural surface planes to turn the urban environment into giant ever changing artworks for the public to enjoy.”

He has been commissioned to create art installations for multiple sites across Melbourne and Sydney. His philosophy towards these architectural projects is to bring a sense of originality and clarity to the environment he is working with.

Matthew Johnson's light installation at night. Courtesy: the artist and MLC Centre, Sydney

Johnson has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for over two decades. He is renowned for his use of colour and abstraction and a theme of his recent works has been the atmosphere of light. His work is by the Heide Museum of Art, Melbourne; Artbank, Sydney; Monash University of Art, Melbourne, and in numerous corporate and private collections nationally and internationally.

The MLC Centre was designed by internationally celebrated Austrian born architect Harry Seidler in an international modernist style. Matthew Johnson’s art and light installation will be operational from 8am until 11pm daily at the MLC Centre and can be viewed from Martin Place or King Street.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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