Johanna Goodman’s Collages Are a Real Treat

Johanna Goodman’s collages have long grabbed the world’s attention. With clients that include The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Le Monde, and The New York Times, to name a few, her work is clearly cut out for her.

Talking about her artistic process, Goodman told AI-AP : “I have a few different styles. For years I’ve been making my illustrations by painting in oil and in ink. It’s been a long enough time that I feel totally comfortable in the medium. I do a lot of portraits, though not exclusively. I’ve always had a thing for faces and I looove painting likenesses. I will never tire of that. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, when working on a portrait I start to feel a real connection to the subject and I get on a whole empathetic humankind-we-are-all-one kind of trip.”

“On the other hand, my collages are relatively new and I really dig the process of not being able to plan ahead too much and not knowing what I’ll find to use next. It’s really intuitive and surprising and sometimes totally confounding which is a real treat.”

Check out some of her work in the gallery below.