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Statement:

"I watched Norman Mailer speak of Hemingway, saying that he, Hemingway, was a man of contradictions and that people of contradictions 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 contradictions… Putting contradictory 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 maybe better suited.

His art is basically a process which results in humans, figures, postures, poses.




  Contact information:

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


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

Send me an email with the title of the one(s) you're interested in to: contact@byjohan.se

There's also the galleries I'm working with:

Art Access Gallery, Columbus Ohio

Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo Norway
Gallerigarasjen, Molde Norway
Galleri Nord, Örebro
Singulart



  Education:

Autodidact




  Exhitibions:

 

2024

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


2023

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


2022

Galleri Nord, Örebro, Sweden
Blickpunkten, Robertsfors, Sweden

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

 

2021

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

 

2020

Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
B'ZZ Studio, Paris, France

 

2019

Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
B'ZZ Studio, Paris, France



2018

Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway
Art Access Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
B'ZZ Studio, Paris, France

 


2017

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

 


2016

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

 

2015

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

 


2014

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

 

2013

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

 

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

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

 


2009

Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

 

2008

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




2007

Lilla Galleriet, Boden

 

2006

Lilla Galleriet, Boden
Lindbergs Konst och Ram, Luleå



2005

Lindbergs Konst och Ram, Luleå






























 

 



 



  Represented:

Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo Norway
Art Access Gallery, Columbus Ohio
Galleri Nord, Örebro, Sweden

Gallerigarasjen, Molde Norway
Singulart
BUS' konstförening, Stockholm, Sweden
B'ZZ Studio, Paris, France
Private collections in Norway, Portugal, USA, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, England, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan


  Press:

Interview for art critic Therese Engström
Artecontodo Tipo de metales #7 (in Spanish, but with subtitles for several languages)
Artist Talk Magazine, issue 7
Art magazine, emptyeasel.com
IMAGinE Art review, issue number 2 and IMAGinE revue d'Art, issue number 14
#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
Blog, StudentArtGallery.com
Blog, Cultcase
Blog, dailyartmuse.com




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