Johansson vs Zorn, 2012
72 x 60 x 5 cm / 28 x 23 x 1 in
Hästajävel (Diptyk), 2010
Graphic, shot at by artist
14 x 14 x 5 cm / 5 x 5 x 1 in
Edition of 50
When Sausages Hits The Fan, 2019
Photography printed on canvas and mixed media
300 x 250 x 200 cm / 118 x 98 x 78 in
Konstnären som ung (ur familjealbum), 2019
Photography on woven tapestry
320 x 320 cm / 125 x 125 in
Hemmet (Matsalen, Vestibulen, Pojkrummet, Köket, Vardagsrummet), 2019
Mixed Media Installation
Peter Johansson characterizes his artistic career as a thirty-year voyage of investigating Swedish culture. Through sculpture and installation, he has carefully dissected Swedish phenomena, such as wooden painted horses from Dalarna, Falukorv (a traditional sausage from Falu), folk dancing, or red timber cottages, amongst many others. Growing up in Dalarna (a county in central Sweden) in the 60s and 70s, his practice addresses the experiences of his early life, often portrayed with a tragicomic tone. In recent years Peter Johansson has increasingly directed his operations towards similar phenomena in other countries and other cultures, and he has also addressed dark secrets within his own family. Peter Johansson aims to reach as many people as possible through his physical approach, his direct address and his visual clarity.
Peter Johansson was born in Sälen (Dalarna), Sweden, in 1964. He graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Notable exhibitions include Borås Konstmuseum, Zorn Museum in Mora, Kulturhuset Stockholm, in addition to international venues. Peter Johansson lives and works between Copenhagen, Malmö, Sunne and Ugglarp.
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Review of the exhibition "Peter Picasso", written by Dan Jönsson.
Participating artists: Linda Bäckström, Anna Camner, Ylva Ceder, Nathalia Edenmont, Liva Isakson Lundin, Dina Isæus-Daggfeldt, Peter Johansson, Love Lundell, Malin Molin, Fredrik Nielsen, Anna Pajak, Amy Simon.
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På Ren Svenska
This year's new sculpture - Familjeterapi
The artist about the widely discussed sculpture - called "smurf on crack"
Swedish exhibition in the middle of a Polish art conflict.
New public artwork by the sports hall in Upplands Bro
Peter Johanssons exhibition 'National Therpy' at Institute Suédois in Paris.
Notes about Peter Johansson and The Holy Land
Jag vill att det skall vara helt tydligt vad detta handlar om
Peter Johanssons Barnatro
Klaustrofobisk resa in i Dalarnas mörka hjärta