EPISODE #17 | BEN JOHNSON | BEYOND REAL
Welcome to our 17th episode of American Real, where this week our guest is Ben Johnson, a British painter known for his large, detailed cityscapes.
While in England, I had the opportunity to enjoy a cup a tea and sit down with the talented artist in his studio – which sits among a few other dwellings within a quaint courtyard. Ben takes us on a two-hour long journey from his native Wales, to London where he studied at the Royal College of Art… he tells us about short stint in New York before eventually settling in London some 5 decades ago. His works have graced the walls of galleries and museums across the world including, the national Gallery in London, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and the Art Institute of Chicago to name a few. What I liked most about Ben Johnson is his willingness to converse openly about his life and talk about the details of his craft and his incredible works of art, which are Beyond Real.
YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/cSFvzc0fbyE