July 3, 2017 Lori P.

Artist Spotlight: Al B Johnson

Showcasing artists is one of my goals in having a studio surrounded by so many talented creatives.

To start, we’ve been hosting Al B Johnson’s “Pronounced Hyperbole” at Design5sixty4. Al B is an artist located at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs. He is a contemporary abstract acrylic artist, with an eye for bright color, minimalism, and movement. He is an artist, teacher, and identifies himself as a student, constantly expanding his ability in mastering new techniques.

Al B Johnson, Pronounced Hyperbole

His piece “Pronounced Hyperbole” is featured at the Design5sixty4 studio, and complimented upon arrival of my clients, or any passer-by’s who catch it. The biggest element feels like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, that also seems to be a common catch with on-lookers. To the left of this piece is a patch of blocks that feels like looking up to windows on a tall city building. To the right of that, I imagine a small bunch of towers, or a cityscape possibly. While Mr. Johnson tends to throw bright color in his work, this piece, in my opinion, wouldn’t hold the same power if it had anything more than black and white.┬áIt’s a beautiful piece that leaves me feeling like I’m in the mix of a rush in the concrete jungle. Personally, I love the big cities, which feels like what draws me to this piece.


Al B Johnson, Pronounced Hyperbole

Al B Johnson, Pronounced Hyperbole


Come by Design5sixty4’s open studio this Friday to see it for yourself.

If you’re interested in purchasing this piece, you can message me or you can reach out directly to Mr. Johnson: