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Cv, press, background, bio, statement, résumé | autodidact; self-taught artist/sculptor Johan P. Jonsson

 


Statement:

“I watched Norman Mailer speak of Hemingway, saying that he, Hemingway, was a man of inconsistencies and that people of inconsistencies often, for that specific reason, turn to art. Maybe that is true for some artists, I don't know. Maybe I’m not that interested in art; but I’m interested in inconsistencies… Putting inconsistent pieces together, colours, shapes that don’t fit. Basically, that’s what I do: I like putting things together; ugly things, broken, things that don’t fit…”


 
Short bio/information:

Johan was born in Luleå, Sweden in 1966. Except for a few years in Stockholm and Gothenburg he has worked and studied in Luleå. He now divides his time between Luleå and a small village outside Skellefteå, where his studio is located.

The visual art: It is sculpture in mixed media - metal, wood, fabrics, tar, leather, wire, welding filler, silicone, rust. The basis is usually metal, and usually items/materials used in agriculture and forestry. The interest, however, lies in the combination of these rural materials/items and urban ones like plastic, rubber, silicone, parts of dolls and toys…

"Junk art" might be the term when it comes to choice of "material". When it comes to artistry, terms like "art brut" or "outsider art" are better suited.

His art is basically a process which often results in humans, figures, postures, poses. The working process more than often makes use of chance.

 


Contact information:

Johan P. Jonsson
Svarttjärn 25
93793 Burträsk
Phone +46 73 10 88 399
www.byjohan.se




Education:
Autodidact

 

 

Exhibitions:

2005

  • Lindbergs Konst och Ram, Luleå

2006

  • Lilla Galleriet, Boden
  • Lindbergs Konst och Ram, Luleå

2007

  • Lilla Galleriet, Boden

2008

  • Länsstyrelsen, Luleå
  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
  • Lilla Galleriet, Boden, Sweden

2009

  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

2010

  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
  • Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA

2011

  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
  • Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA

2012

  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
  • Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA

2013

  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norge
  • Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, United States

2014

  • Nordstrand Lions, Oslo, Norway
  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norge
  • Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, United States

2015

  • Arvika konsthall, Sweden
  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
  • Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2016

  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
  • Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA

 

Upcoming exhibitions:

  • Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
Representation:
  • Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
  • Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Lilla Galleriet, Boden, Sweden
  • BUS art club, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Private collections in Norway, Portugal, USA, Germany, France, Sweden, England, Italy, Belgium, Canada

 

 

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