Johl Dwyer

The YInMn Print

07 Dec - 23 Dec 2021

Johl Dwyer’s sculptures are luxurious and satisfyingly perfect. 

His interest in the refraction of light to create colour has led him to explore different methods of applying colour to resin, as well as to an investigation of the ways that light and colour can collide inside a cuboid form. 

During the Renaissance the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli was ground into powder to make Ultramarine – the most expensive of all pigments. Ultramarine derived its name from the Latin ultramarinus – “beyond the sea” – and referred to its having been imported into Europe from mines in Afghanistan by 14th-century Italian traders. In the eighth century Chinese artists used Cobalt to colour their famous blue and white porcelain while in Europe the vegetable dye Woad was used to colour clothing blue, before being replaced by the superior Indigo.

It was during the 19th century that organic dyes and mineral pigments were superseded by synthetic blue dyes and pigments. 
 
YinMn Blue is the first blue pigment to be discovered in 200 years. 
It contains the elements Yttrium, Indium, Manganese, and Oxygen and was created accidentally in 2009 by chemists researching electronics applications at Oregon State University in the USA.

Johl Dwyer’s new body of work comprises a series of framed wall-based works in polished cast resin – including one created in this brand-new colour – alongside a suite of table-top sculptures in cast, polished resin and electroplated steel.

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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
Spectrum Scale - Rose Gold
2021
gold-plated stainless steel, resin, oil paint, varnish
240mm H x 80mm W x 80mm D

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Johl Dwyer
Spectrum Scale - Pink
2021
resin, pigment, plated stainless steel, varnish
160mm H x 80mm W x 80mm D

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Johl Dwyer
Spectrum Scale - Aztec Gold
2021
gold-plated stainless steel, resin, oil paint, varnish
240mm H x 80mm W x 80mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
installation view

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The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
Beachlands 3
2021
resin, acrylic, pine
390mm H x 390mm W x 45mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Johl Dwyer
Magenta Jungle
2021
resin, oil, pine
390mm H x 390mm W x 45mm D

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Johl Dwyer
Beachlands Night
2021
resin, oil, pine
250mm H x 250mm W x 30mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Johl Dwyer
Disc
2021
resin, acrylic, cedar, pine
590mm H x 595mm W x 50mm D

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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
Prismatic Alignment – Gold
2021
resin, acrylic paint, varnish
80mm H x 80mm W x 80mm D

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Johl Dwyer
Prism Study: Bronze
2021
resin, oil, acrylic & varnish
80mm H x 80mm W x 80mm D

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Johl Dwyer
Prismatic Alignment – Pearl
2021
resin, acrylic paint, varnish
80mm H x 80mm W x 80mm D

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Johl Dwyer
Prism Study: Copper II
2021
resin, oil, acrylic & varnish
80mm H x 80mm W x 80mm D

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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
YInMn 111
2020
resin, oil, cedar, pine, museum glass
655mm H x 655mm W x 75mm D

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Johl Dwyer
Homage to Howard Arkley, Still Life 1997
2021
resin, acrylic paint, varnish
400mm H x 80mm W x 80mm D

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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
Red Blazing Sunset
2021
resin, acrylic, oil, pine
340mm H x 340mm W x 45mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
installaton view

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Johl Dwyer
The YlnMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
Beachlands Landscape
2021
resin, acrylic, oil, pine, cedar
800mm H x 800mm W x 35mm D

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Johl Dwyer
The YInMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
Aquarium
2021
resin, oil, cedar, pine
760mm H x 760mm W x 60mm D

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Johl Dwyer
Spitzer (detail)
2021
resin, acrylic, oil, pine
200mm H x 200mm W x 25mm D

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Johl Dwyer
Spitzer
2021
resin, acrylic, oil, pine
200mm H x 200mm W x 25mm D

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Johl Dwyer
The YInMn Print
2021
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Johl Dwyer
Cowboy
2021
resin, acrylic, oil, laminated ply, pine
150mm H x 150mm W x 30mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Johl Dwyer
B Ball
2021
resin, oil, cedar
500mm H x 400mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Johl Dwyer
The YInMn Print
2021
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