Malmö, Sweden-based artist Miles Johnston creates mesmerizing surrealist oil and graphite portraits that figures between the sublime and the terrifying. His distorted figures evoke the deepest and strange individual and collective feelings.
I work primarily in graphite and oils, using the human form as a vehicle to attempt to process the intensity and profound strangeness of the collective human experience. The distortions and transformations my subjects undergo serve to represent the experience of our internal state during crucial moments in our lives. Instead of focusing on literal representations of the world, I depict the surreal and abstract qualities of our subjectivity with the goal of creating works with a deep emotional resonance.Miles Johnston