Cassandra Leigh Johnson

Cassandra Leigh Johnson is a graphic designer and contemporary illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa. Having graduated from the Vega School of Branding, she discovered a unique passion for illustration and began her journey as an artist of this discipline, honing her skills and cultivating her distinctive style. Currently employed as a designer and illustrator at Machine Agency and working with some of SA’s top designers including Dani Loureiro, Cassandra spends most of her spare time illustrating and exhibiting. Cassandra has been actively involved with a number of exhibitions at Salon91 including Winter Wonderland, If You Let Yourself Love A Wild Thing, I’d Rather Be Swimming, The Editions Show, and Home is where I’m with you. Other selected group shows in which Cassandra has participated include: Lost & Found (Revolution Warehouse, Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town 2013); The Wavescape Art Board Project (2012), where a collaborative work by Cassandra Leigh Johnson and Jade Klara sold on auction in the Hamptons, New York, and all proceeds were donated to the Isiqalo Foundation and Hoops4hope initiative; Show me your Munny, an exhibition of customized Munny Toys through TOITOY (TOITOY Store, Kloof Str, Cape Town, 2011); PASTE, a street art exhibition (Khayelitsha & Cape Town CBD); Body of work – Dead man’s hand (Tattoo Convention Exhibition, Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town, 2011); and Lightly Salted (Green Market Square, Cape Town, 2010). The combination of Cassandra Leigh Johnson’s rich and vibrant colour palette and her intricate, ornate treatment, result in an excessively decorative signature style, which allows the viewer to be drawn into her unique world of a distorted, fictional reality.


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