Fine Arts: Johnston brings his beguiling brand of art south of the border

Belfast artist Stephen Johnston’s pieces demand to be seen up close, and the good news is that an exhibition of his latest work has come to Dublin

Portrait of Timing, part of Thrones, an exhibition of new works by Stephen Johnston, which runs from May 2 for two weeks at Gormleys Fine Art in Dublin. Pictures: Robert Malone Photography

If you haven’t seen Stephen Johnston’s work in the flesh, you really should. Grasping that his pieces are the result of oil on canvas and not staged for a photographic lens is in itself a neurological workout, and that’s before one begins to focus on the surrealist notes within the painting.

The award-winning artist, one of Northern Ireland’s most talented, has an exhibition of new works entitled Thrones, currently running at Gormley’s Fine Art gallery ...