News from Andreas Johansson
Last Thursday we received two new, magnificent works of art by Andreas Johansson delivered to the gallery which measure 150 x 144 cm and 150 x 130 cm respectively. Here you can read more about Andreas and see all available works.
"Andreas Johansson was born in 1968 and grew up in Luleå. Today Andreas lives and works both in Österlen with a studio at the top of Bästekille Backar and in the north where he creates in his studio on a family farm in the small village of Gran, which is high up with the inland forest in the back and a view of the valley where the Kågeälven flows.
Andreas has always created images, from the beginning with the camera in his hand and then replacing it with brushes and oil paints. For over thirty years, he has transferred his feelings to canvases, but only in 2020 did he choose to invest fully in art.
Andreas mainly paints in oil or acrylic. He chooses a color scale according to how the winds blow in his inner emotional landscape. When he paints in the studio in the special light at Österlen, his paintings are characterized by the walks along the beaches and the sense of freedom he gets from the wide views. Light takes on a central role. While Norrland's forests draw him to the mustier color scale where nature is close.
With the colors, Andreas connects his thoughts and feelings, to create the experimental works that can be perceived as fantasies captured on the large canvases.
When he takes a brush in his hand, time and space disappear. His painting is colored by the tones pouring out of the speakers and he lets them guide him through the process of the artistic practice where he explores, discovers and develops.
He does not name his works but leaves it to the viewer to experience the paintings, to sift them through their own personal layers of all that makes them unique. It's a language without words, more like listening to the notes of a beautiful piece of music or falling in love – it's something big and captivating that's felt, but hard to put into words."