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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…"




  Biography:

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
contact@byjohan.se



  How to purchase the sculptures, how to buy art online, from me:

You either buy the sculptures directly from me or via one of the galleries I'm working with. You choose from the artworks here and then sends me an email with the title of the one(s) you're interested in to contact@byjohan.se



  Utbildning:

Autodidact




  Exhitibions:

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


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, Norway
Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio


2014

Nordstrand Lions, Oslo, Norway
Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA


2015

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


2016

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


2017

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


2018

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


  Kommande utställningar:

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


  Representerad:

Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
BUS' konstförening, Stockholm, Sweden
Private collections in Norway, Portugal, USA, Germany, France, Sweden, England, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Australia, Switzerland


  Press:

Art magazine, emptyeasel.com
IMAGinE Art review, issue number 2 and IMAGinE revue d'Art, issue number 14
Interview for Therese Engström
#2 of Swedish magazine Konstsmide (in Swedish)
Interview for Schwindt-ART
Blog, Galerie Vitrinart
AField Magazine, issue 6, May, 2010
Interview, for Joewelder.com
Dissertation, The Wasted Arts, by Darragh McCambridge (word-document)
Blog, StudentArtGallery.com
Blog, Cultcase
Blog, dailyartmuse.com




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