Stephen Johnston Irish Artist

Stephen Johnston is an award-winning artist, born in 1987 in Co. Antrim, Ireland. He graduated in 2010 with a first-class honour`s in Fine and Applied Art from University of Ulster in Belfast.
Stephen`s work explores the relationship between our humanity, changing culture, and the link between them.

Johnston places realistic figures and ordinary objects in unusual contexts, giving new meanings to familiar things while challenging the observers’ perceptions of reality.
He has gained a reputation as one of Ireland’s most promising young artists and his work can be found in many corporate and private collections throughout the world including Ireland, UK, France, US, Asia, and Australia.

Johnston previously stated: “My work has been particularly inspired by the classic and modern surrealists and from observation of everyday life and objects, such as films, nature, books, and stories. I aim to engage the viewer with drama, intrigue, and humour”.
Stephen also works closely with schools to encourage students to pursue a creative life.

“Steel Horse” (pictured) was purchased at the RHA’s 182nd Annual Exhibition and now hangs in Hamilton House for everyone to enjoy!
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