Painter Johnston gets risky in the jar

Painter Johnston gets risky in the jar View Gallery
Caramel in Jar

The still life painting of mundane objects has long been a part of the art canon. At first glance, Stephen Johnston’s paintings appear to be a fun way of dragging the genre into the 21st century, but in fact his intention is much deeper – more of which in a moment.

Johnston’s stated aim is to “engage the viewer with drama, intrigue and humour”. Born in Co Down in 1987, he graduated from the University...

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