< Back
Festival Mural

Unframed, episode 6: Ben Johnston

2 August 2018

categories : Uncategorized Unframed

Unframed concludes its Ontario series of interviews by exploring Ben Johnston’s incredibly precise artistic process. The Canadian artist recently revisited his South African hometown a couple years ago, returning with an appreciation of the artistic effervescence characterising North America.

 

In the span of just one filming of his Unframed episode, Ben Johnston had just completed over 30 projects. The Toronto-based artist never seems to stop, “A lot of time, I think that when you’re under pressure, that’s when the best ideas come. I think I add more projects to my schedule, so that happens”.

 

Describing himself as very meticulous and precise individual, his typographical artworks are near-perfection: “I like everything to be perfect. So, even if it’s brush lettering or, you know, something that looks like it’s messy, it’s worked out perfectly beforehand. It’s about keeping that level of perfection and pushing it each time as well. You gotta make sure that it’s always upgrading,” he claims.

 

Learn more about the artist’s artistic approach here.

You may also like

Festival Mural

Studio Visit – Kevin Ledo

We met up with Kevin Ledo in his studio, located above the Livart Gallery in Montreal.

read more >
Festival Mural

Studio Visit – Benny Wilding

With P’tit Fest du Nord 2018 around the corner, our team met with artist Benny Wilding who will create a permanent mural in the city this year

read more >
Festival Mural

Recap of POW! WOW! Worcester 2018

What is so special about this festival though, is its dedication to encouraging the younger generation of Worcester. Many of the festival wall…

read more >