b. 1946, Wales; lives and works in London
1965-69 Royal College of Art, London, MA
Ben Johnson is best known for his paintings based on architectural spaces (some almost forensically accurate, others heavily manipulated) and his large-scale, intricately detailed cityscape paintings, which include panoramas of Hong Kong, Zürich, Jerusalem, Liverpool and most recently London, which was completed as part of a residency at the National Gallery. In recent years he has had an obsession for the intrinsic beauty of Islamic geometry; especially through the architecture of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.