Artist Ben Johnson creates hyperreal paintings of buildings and interiors from around the world since 1967. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, Johnson knew that architecture was his subject matter and his painting style features intricate details, which can extend the creation process up to 17 years for an artwork. Over the years, Johnson has published several books and his paintings are displayed internationally in museums such as Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.
In a statement about his work, Johnson says:
Every painting I make is based on the experience of a real space. And I do use photography. First and foremost I am constantly looking for a space, or place, that touches a raw nerve. I then look for a way to experience it, remember it and that’s just by standing quietly, finding a spot where an image is transferred onto the back of the brain and will remain there.