Jasper Johns (Jasper Johns,R.May 15, 1930, Augusta, USA) – American artist, who is referred to neo-Dadaists and the conceptualists. Jones is one of the main predecessors pop art. Born and raised in South Carolina. A large part of his life in new York and the surrounding area. The most famous his works created after meeting with the artist Robert Rauschenbergand creativity Marcel Duchamp.
Features of the artist Jasper Johns: the most famous of his works are considered paintings with flags created in the encaustic technique. In addition to beeswax as bases for paints in his paintings, Jones used pieces of Newspapers, paper and fabric. In some works he combines painting and sculpture, complementing the paintings of plaster casts and constructions of wood and metal.
Famous paintings of Jasper Johns: "Flag", "Three flags", "Zero to nine", "Painted bronze (ale Cans, Ballentin)", "Device".
Jasper Johns called by the artist who forged a bridge between abstract expressionismand pop art. Although it cannot be fully attributed to any of these areas. Jones rarely gives interviews, which in this case says nothing about his personal life prefers not to discuss its methods of work and refuses to somehow decipher the meaning and value of his paintings. Interviewers who still have the honor to speak with him, you have to work hard to build from very scanty material received a decent text. However, journalists do not leave attempts to talk to the artist, whom many recognize the greatest living.