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detail of Roman Room, 2014
detail of Through Marble Walls by Ben Johnson
detail of Jerusalem by Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson (b. 1946, Llandudno, Wales) is a British painter, whose interest in architecture has allowed him to explore geometric forms, industrial surfaces, and historic places through an idealized lens. Working on oversized canvases, Johnson’s paintings are immersive, depicting cavernous architectural interiors as well as panoramas of cities that seem to stretch as far as the eye can possibly see. Johnson continues to push the boundaries of his airbrush, with each painting capturing more detail than the last.

Johnson studied at the Royal College of Art and has lived and worked in London since 1965. His work is included in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, amongst others.

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Featured Works

— Ben Johnson

Currently On View

Perfect Spaces: Paintings by Ben Johnson

16 June — 30 October, 2021

painting by Ben Johnson
painting by Ben Johnson
painting by Ben Johnson

Previous Exhibitions

New Beginnings: Spring 2021

Virtual Exhibition

11 March , 2021— 1 September, 2022

Tampa Art Museum Cropped 2

Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Florida

30 June — 8 October, 2017

Kunsthal Rotterdam museum entrance

Hyperrealism: 50 Years of Painting

Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

25 February — 5 June, 2017

the New Orleans museum of art - exterior - CROPPED

Photorealism: The Sydney & Walda Besthoff Collection

9 November , 2014— 5 January, 2015

Paintings by Ralph Goings


7 October , 2014— 19 January, 2015

Photorealism - Birmingham Museum


30 November , 2013— 30 March, 2014

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