#DISORDERLY ORDER SERIES

URBAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM #1, Edit D

Title: URBAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM #1, Edit D.

Creation Date Edit D: 01 June 2019.

Series: ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM PHOTOGRAPHY.

Copyright 2019 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.
Penang, Malaysia.
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About the Abstract Expressionism Photography Series:

Anyone who follows my work will know that Jackson Pollock is my main artistic influence. Thus, my Abstract Expressionism Photography artworks are in the fashion of All-Over Painting (at least many of them are), and my works are full of chaos, action, dynamic colours, and design.

I love to see what I can do with the interplay of colour and design. This series is more about chaos than order. It has no boundaries and I don’t pay much attention to rules. I work on a piece until I see that the artwork tells me, “We are Done.”
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BLEED, v2

Title: “BLEED, v2”.

Creation Date: 29 August 2018.

Series: “Disorderly Order”.

Series Years: 2016-2018.

Genre : Abstract Expressionism Photography.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

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Series Description:
These artworks are photo-creations from Nawfal Johnson’s original paintings, smoke photography, and also, image creations from photographs captured of decaying urban walls. “Disorderly-Order“, the name of this series, has two distinct meanings. One, there is a method (Order) to the madness (Disorder) in the execution of these artworks. Two, the artist is taking a “more orderly” painting, or a fragment of an urban wall (photographed), or smoke-art photographs, and then turning it up-side-down, and inside-out, to get to the final photographic art representation. The disorderly characteristics from within the work are equal to the orderly nature of the design, for which the works are designed. The Photographist is working from that natural law of nature, which states that “No new matter is created in the Universe.” Thus, these are ‘two-steps’ artwork creations—The first-step is creating a painting (or photographing an urban still-life of a decaying wall, or capturing a smoke still-life); and then, the second-step is taking the original creation and designing a final art photograph using the “matter”, or contents, of the original photographs.
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Tags:
#Orderly, #disorderly, #order, #chaos, #control, #abstractart , #EXPRESSIONISM, #Modernism, #NawfalJohnson, #Georgetown, #Malaysia, #alloverpainting, #ambidextrous, #actionpainting, #neverending, #darkandlight, #Rothko, #Pollock, #Mondrian, #Newman, #Cezanne, #Kandinsky, #actionpainting, #explosionofcolor, #imagekind, @imagekind, #abstraction, #red, #blue, #green, #purple, #black, #bleed, #blood,

Abstract #1 on 29 August 2018, Edit B

Title: “Abstract #1 on 29 August 2018, Edit B”.

Creation Month and Year : August 2018.

Series: “Disorderly Order”.

Series Years: 2016-2018.

Genre : Abstract Expressionism Photography.


Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

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☆ Series Description:
These artworks are photo-creations of Nawfal Johnson’s original paintings, smoke photography, and also, image creations from photographs captured of decaying urban walls. “Disorderly-Order“, the name of this series, has two distinct meanings. One, there is a method (Order) to the madness (Disorder) in the execution of these artworks. Two, the artist is taking a “more orderly” painting, or a fragment of an urban wall (photographed), or smoke-art photographs, and then turning it up-side-down, and inside-out, to get to the final photographic art representation. The disorderly characteristics from within the work are equal to the orderly nature of the design, for which the works are designed. The Photographist is working from that natural law of nature, which states that “No new matter is created in the Universe.” Thus, these are ‘two-steps’ artwork creations—The first-step is creating a painting (or photographing an urban still-life of a decaying wall, or capturing a smoke still-life); and then, the second-step is taking the original creation and designing a final art photograph using the “matter”, or contents, of the original photographs.
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Tags:
#Orderly, #disorderly, #order, #chaos, #control, #abstractart , #EXPRESSIONISM, #Modernism, #NawfalJohnson, #Georgetown, #Malaysia, #alloverpainting, #ambidextrous, #actionpainting, #neverending, #darkandlight, #Rothko, #Pollock, #Mondrian, #Newman, #Cezanne, #Kandinsky, #actionpainting, #explosionofcolor, #imagekind, @imagekind, #abstraction, #red, #blue, #green, #purple, #black,

DISORDERLY-ORDER #1 on 4 April 2018

Title: “DISORDERLY-ORDER #1 on 4 April 2018”.

Creation Month and Year : April 2018.
Series: “Disorderly Order”.
Series Year: 2016-2018.
Genre : Abstract Expressionism Photography.

Copyright 2018 Nawfal Johnson

All Rights Reserved

Penang, Malaysia.

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Series Description:
These artworks are photo-creations of Nawfal Johnson’s original paintings, smoke photography, and also, image creations from photographs captured of decaying urban walls. “Disorderly-Order”, the name of this series, has two distinct meanings. One, there is a method (Order) to the madness (Disorder) in the execution of these artworks. Two, the artist is taking a “more orderly” painting, or a fragment of an urban wall (photographed), and turing it up-side-down, and inside out, to get to the final photographic art representation. The disorderly from within the work, that is the order of the design built into the photographic artwork. Thus, these are ‘two-steps’ artwork creations—first-step, creating a painting (or photographing an urban still-life of a wall); and then, second-step, taking the original creation and designing a final art photograph.
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Tags:
Orderly, disorderly, order, chaos, control, abstract art EXPRESSIONISM, Modernism, Nawfal-Johnson, Georgetown, Malaysia, all-over painting, ambidextrous, action painting, never-ending, dark and light Rothko, Pollock, Mondrian, Newman, Cezanne, Kandinsky, action-painting, explosion-of-color, #imagekind, @imagekind, #imagekind, #abstraction,

Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus in The Crisis of the Third Century Photography Series

Title: “Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus.”

Creation Date: 18 March 2018.

Series: The Crisis of the 3rd Century.

Series Year: 2018.
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Libertas — Liberty…Freedom.

Artist’s Statement :

As with all of my abstract artworks , especially my Ambidextrous Abstract Expressionism Photography images, the viewer has “Libertas” to interpret the images as they see fit.

As soon as I finished this artwork, I saw a king-like figure with outstretched arms, and a crown on top of its head.

There is no other more known king during The Crisis of the Third Century, as Valerian. Thus, I titled this artwork, Valerian. It must be quite a shock to go from king to slave in a day, but that is essentially what happened to Valerian, when Shapur I, king of kings, and his barbarian Persians, defeated the Roman army at Edessa (AD 260):

The Battle of Edessa took place between the armies of the Roman Empire under the command of Emperor Valerian and Sassanid forces under Shahanshah (King of the Kings) Shapur I in 260.
(Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Edessa )

It was the first time a Roman Emperor had been taken captive — Worse yet, turned into a slave. The entire Roman army of 70,000 men were killed or captured. It was a mind-numbing defeat for the Empire. Valerian died while being a captive of Shapur I. Some of the Roman troops were integrated into Persian society, under pressure probably, to put their Roman engineering (and other) skills to use. It is unclear if Valerian lived in peace under Shapur, or if his life was torturous—there are accounts of both, but historical sources should be questioned before coming to any conclusions.

☆ I have a very real suspicion that some ancient historical sources of information come from crackpot, ANCIENT FAKE NEWS sources, like an Ancient version of CNN (the Clown News Network). I think whoever was ruling at the times when histories were written, also pushed their own biases, and sometimes, far flung fake news narratives. Fake News, Paradigm shifts, Carefully Scripted Narratives of what is allowed in the framework of writing histories. And always, the winners of wars, controlled the narrative.

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Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus:

Valerian (/vəˈlɪəriən/; Latin: Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus; 193/195/200 – 260 or 264), also known as Valerian the Elder, was Roman Emperor from 253 to 260 AD. He was taken captive by Sassanian Persian king Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa, becoming the first Roman Emperor to be captured as a prisoner of war, causing shock and instability throughout the Empire.”

(Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerian_%28emperor%29 )

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“The Crisis of the Third Century, also known as Military Anarchy or the Imperial Crisis (AD 235–284), was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression. The crisis began with the assassination of Emperor Severus Alexander by his own troops in 235, initiating a 50-year period during which there were at least 26 claimants to the title of emperor, mostly prominent Roman army generals, who assumed imperial power over all or part of the Empire.” (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_of_the_Third_Century)

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INFLUENCE — THE CRISIS OF THE 3RD CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES :

I was inspired to create this Abstract Expressionism Photography Series, by Dr. Harry Sidebottom’s WARRIOR OF ROME Series. The books following the life of the story’s hero, Marcus Clodius Balista (d. c.261), during the time of Emperor Valerian.

I have always been a student of Ancient Greek and Roman History. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have always enjoyed learning about these long-dead historical ‘celebrities’.

It isn’t that these art photographs have a mystical connection with the historical figures they are named for—it is just that this is a series designed BECAUSE I have been inspired by Sidebottom’s story, and each artwork needs a title. Thus, each artwork is named after a historical figure from “The Crisis of the Third Century” (2018).

These artworks are Ambidextrous Abstract Expressionism Photography art pieces. By “Ambidextrous”, I mean that they are mirrored images, which usually form some types of figures that can be seen by viewers, as long as the viewer is open to seeing the ghostly and mysterious figures.

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Tags:
Roman-Empire, 3rd-Century-Crisis, ancient-history, military-anarchy, Ambidextrous, Abstract, Expressionism, Photography, Nawfal, Johnson, Nur, mirrored-images, micro-details, DISORDERLY, ORDER, #imagekind, @imagekind, #Maximinus-Thrax, #Marcus-Clodius-Balista,

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DISORDERLY-ORDER #1 on 7 March 2018

Title: “DISORDERLY-ORDER #1 on 7 March 2018”

Creation Month and Year : March 2018.
Series: “Disorderly Order”.
Series Year: 2016-2018.

Genre : Abstract Expressionism Photography.

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https://www.imagekind.com/DISORDERLY-ORDER-1-on-7-March-2018_art?imid=b974fd62-5f2e-423e-a718-263e7eb6255a

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Series Description:
These artworks are photo-creations of Nawfal Johnson’s original paintings, and also, image creations from photographs captured of decaying urban walls. “Disorderly-Order”, the name of this series, has two distinct meanings. One, there is a method (Order) to the madness (Disorder) in the execution of these artworks. Two, the artist is taking a “more orderly” painting, or a fragment of an urban wall (photographed), and turing it up-side-down, and inside out, to get to the final photographic art representation. The disorderly from within the work, that is the order of the design built into the photographic artwork. Thus, these are ‘two-steps’ artwork creations—first-step, creating a painting (or photographing an urban still-life of a wall); and then, second-step, taking the original creation and designing a final art photograph.
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Tags:
Orderly, disorderly, order, chaos, control, abstract art EXPRESSIONISM, Modernism, Nawfal-Johnson, Georgetown, Malaysia, all-over painting, ambidextrous, action painting, never-ending, dark and light Rothko, Pollock, Mondrian, Newman, Cezanne, Kandinsky, action-painting, explosion-of-color, #imagekind, @imagekind,