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Robert Johansson
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College / University
The National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway + exchange at Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria
Program / Degree
Fine Art
May 30, 2004
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Drawing, Installation, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video
I am...
a 37 year old Swedish artist, based in Oslo, Norway.
About my artwork
My works revolves around different kinds of myths and hearsays, and their correlations with control, slump and ephemerality. The threads of investigation are processed and witnessed through do-it-yourself practices, individual stories and humour.

I have made several works that refer to fitness culture. By exploring the social status and stamina of the body, the works reveal the gap that traditionally separates culture and man as a natural creature. I choose to work with a variety of media, such as drawing, sculpture, photography and performance.

The commission Inaugura at HarborArts Boston Shipyard Gallery was finished October 2011. The work, a wooden relief, connects the 19th century scientific drawings of Ernst Haeckel with a composition referring to the structure of a cross section of the human eye.

In 2010 I took part in the group show Taking Down Heaven at the fantastic Alma Löv Museum in the Swedish countryside. My work there had its starting point in a bastardous offbreed from the Norse mythological horse Sleipnir. Since the installation was in a glass house, plants and flowers grew up there during the summer.

Together with Jan Hakon Erichsen I had exhibitions in Tromsø (NO) and Copenhagen (DK), Molde (NO) and Trondheim (NO) in 2010. These shows were part of a series of installations made up by site-specific wall drawings, sculptures, photos and videos. The dream of returning to primary values and the frustration in the impossibility within that wish, set the backdrop for the somewhat passive/aggressive works.

Previous shows include Värmlands Museum in Karlstad (SE), Nos fables at SP Gallery in Stockholm (SE), 3rd Beijing International Art Biennale (CH), Sweet Punch: Recent Nordic Video (NZ) and ARS 06 at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki (FI).
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At 13:56 on November 24, 2010, Hive said…
Thanks for adding us Robert, v. interesting looking work, shall review more & keep you as a ref. best wishes, Aeon, Hive
At 17:45 on November 9, 2010, Alexandre Hypólito said…
Great work, Robert!
At 14:15 on October 5, 2010, Pedro Varela said…
Really cool work!
Greetings from Rio!
At 21:02 on September 23, 2010, seczko said…
amazing story
At 13:40 on July 19, 2010, moira said…
the light of the shadow
At 3:51 on April 13, 2010, RL Arthur said…
Wonderful, I was once gifted an elephant drawing done with burning and I really like your work! Thank for sharing these images.
At 21:31 on March 21, 2010, PETIT DELOR said…
Mazette, vous etes inspiré !!

très passionnantes oeuvres vous avez,

j'espère que tout va pour vous:
bras dessous- bras dessus avec les succès,

au plaisir de revenir,

je viens de vous demandé en ami sur ce blog,
alors peut-être à un de ces jours,

bien à vous
At 21:01 on February 11, 2010, Ingmars Usas said…
I am agree whit Dan! These drawings I like very much too.
Nice works!
At 21:41 on November 16, 2009, dan adams said…
Robert, Great work! I love your drawings on paper with the torn side. You've accomplished a lot in a short time. Keep it up.
At 11:26 on November 8, 2009, Omar Zingaro Bhatia said…
Fantastic work here. Britain needs more artists like you Robert. You wouldn't believe some of the shit that was to be seen at my degree show!


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