Zach Johnsen

ZACH JOHNSEN is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, working both in the commercial sphere and fine art world. He works in graphite, watercolor, pen & ink and acrylic on mostly 2D surfaces and by far his most trusted medium is the micron pen. He uses them exhaustively to describe an ever-expanding world of ghouls, monsters, and misfits – the shady characters in everyday life and how they expose themselves in our world. His work is frenetic and chaotic, an explosion of lines and color influenced by infomercials, cartoons, sweets and the over-consumption of popular culture. Zach has lent his unique style of frenetic pen lines, jumbled character piles and explosive color to a variety of applications.  He has worked with MTV, K2 Snowboards, ESPN, Arbor Collective, Nike, Gnu Snowboards, Icon Motosports, Slingshot Wakeboards, Stanley Thermos and Sony/BMG. His fine artwork has been displayed across the US, in Australia, Copenhagen, Japan and the UK. Zach currently resides in Portland, Oregon.