With dedication, concentration, and a self-admitted obsession with perfection and hard work, British painter Ben Johnson creates detailed photorealistic paintings of architecture and cityscapes that require an enormous amount of effort and time to complete.
Born in 1946, Johnson has been focusing on architecture as a subject matter for over 50 years and has even collaborated with architect Norman Foster to create depictions of his buildings (for the first Venice Architecture Biennale, 1991). Though widely known, especially for his large-scale, mind-bogglingly realistic panoramas of cities like Hong Kong, Liverpool, and London, Johnson’s work resides mainly in private collections.
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