Miles Johnston

Miles Johnston draws and paints figures in a way that puts the viewer immediately in mind of the psyche. It is almost impossible to look at his subjects and not consider what must be going on for them internally, an effect elicited by the emotive poses of Johnston’s figures, in combination with his use of distortion, repetition, division and illusion.

For Johnston, evoking an emotional reaction is key; the relationship between a piece and a viewer is what makes a piece of art complete. In his view, a piece can be technically sound and meticulously rendered, but what brings it to life is how it affects those who see it.

Johnston has gained a massive online following for his highly detailed drawings and paintings in the past few years, with over half a million followers on Instagram alone. It is no surprise that he has found a receptive audience: his approach to creating art involves asking questions such as,...

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