Johann Lester

Johann studied Art History in Brighton but left prior to completion to focus his energies on his art.  Johann is a self-taught Biro Artist.

Using only biros, Johannbridges the gap between the 'Image' and photo-realism to produce distinct and arresting pieces.

Photographic restraints have given way to a beautiful interpretation that only a craftsman can create.

The photographic detail coupled with the individual craftsmanship ensure that Johann’s pieces are beautiful, alarming and undeniably his own.

“I draw in the dead of night on my lap, on my bed with headphones in- I have to be completely alone with the pen and paper”

The depth of tone and rich saturation in each of his unique images, brings the subject to us in a deeply haunting and personal way.