Patio de los Arrayanes, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 220 x 220 cm
I have to confess that largely, the photorealistic style leaves me cold, though I can appreciate the skill, concentration and sheer dedication to perfection and intricacy Johnson achieves in these works. This is extreme painting. Extreme painting.
|Poolside reflection, 1984, acrylic on canvas, 159 x 217 cm|
There are a couple of paintings of pools I like... they are a mass of layering of reflection and light and pattern which borders on abstraction. These are less straightforward representations of what the artists sees.
I won't beard on. Instead, listen to Johnson talking about his work here.
|The Unattended Moment, 1993, acrylic on canvas, 184 x 243 cm|