CutArts by Karl Johnson. Considered America's premier silhouette artist, Karl Johnson has been practicing this extremely rare art form for most of his life. Karl learned this unique skill as a young boy from his father who had been taught many years earlier by a long time friend of the family. Karl took to this unusual art form extremely well. Something he attributes, in part, to having vision in only one eye. Karl was born being able to see only from his right eye. Not having binocular vision forces Karl to judge the distance and shape of an object by examining its shadow. This allows Karl to capture an image in shadow in an uncanny way. Karl's work hangs in the homes of many Hollywood notables. His work has also been featured in numerous national publications such as InStyle, Martha Stewart Wedding, People Stylewatch, Parenting Magazine, Elle Decor, USA Today, Elegant Bride Magazine, Traditional Home Magazine, Country Home Magazine, Domino Magazine, Romantic Home and Nickelodean Magazine, & Ladies Home Journal. Karl was recently commissioned to do a series of life size silhouette portraits which were featured in the Kip's Bay Designer Show house in NYC. You can also see Karl's work on several tv shows including the new "Help Me Help You" with Ted Danson, "Studio 60" and "The Class". Also, look for Karl's artwork in the Spiderman 3 movie! Karl was commissioned by the new Hong Kong Disney Park to create all of the silhouette portraits to be displayed in the silhouette studio on Main Street. He works with many design firms to create specialty silhouette pieces for a variety of special clients all over the world. Starting when he was only ten years old and now forty two, Karl estimates that he has freehand cut hundreds of thousands of silhouette images so far in his career. Karl operates his studio and resides, with his wife Lauren and son Cooper, in Los Angeles, CA.
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