Johan Söderström

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2016

Artworks for sale: 146

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Norway

About Johan Söderström

 
 
  • Biography
    Artist statement.

    Ever since I started working with art, I have searched for a mode of painting that felt right and consistent to me. I wanted the materials and methods I choosed, to form the expression of my work, rather than my personal style or abilities.
    I also wanted my work to reflect what I mean painting is really about - perception. The fact that all we ever see is an image, a reflection on a surface that is interpreted by the mind. We never perceive the matters of the world as they are. Our experience of the world is always mediated.

    I stopped using brushes, and in my pursuit to avoid working in layers - I wanted all the elements of the image on the same level at the surface - I started to work with filler as a material. It´s thick and ductile and it doesn´t shrink much when it dries. It has a raw tactile surface, almost like cement, but it´s softer and not as heavy.

    Sometimes my work is abstract and conceptual regarding composition, sometimes I use words, and sometimes it´s figurative. Then it usually features archaic images such as sea, land and sky. I try to make it political, I want my work to have a relevance to the struggles of the world. Even when that is not the case, it is always personal and existential at heart.

    Johan

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  • Education

    1995 - 1999

    Art Academy in Trondheim

    1991 - 1993

    Gerlesborgskolan

  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: New Works

    Dates: Oct. 7, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017

    Venue: Levanger Kunstforening, Levanger, Norway

    Paintings from the last year.

    Event: Distal End

    Dates: Sept. 29, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017

    Venue: No13 contemporary, Fredrikstad, Norway

    https://www.facebook.com/events/127833337948221/

    Event: Twelve Stars

    Dates: Sept. 9, 2017 - Sept. 17, 2017

    Venue: Ås Kunstforening, Ås, Norway

    I´m exhibiting together with ceramics Lene Tori Obel Bugge and Kjersti Teigen at Ås Kunstforening in Ås, Norway.

    Event: The Master Key

    Dates: March 1, 2017 - March 18, 2017

    Venue: Galleri Vanntårnet — Nesodden Kunstforening, Nesodden, Norway

    Exhibition in parallel with sculptor Ruta Paraklyte.

    Event: New Works

    Dates: June 9, 2016 - June 11, 2016

    Venue: Ulstein Kunstlag, Ulsteinvik, Norway

    Showing works from 2014-2016

    Event: Intersect

    Dates: May 6, 2016 - May 20, 2016

    Venue: Cyan Salong, Oslo, Norway

    Photographs

    Event: A Crack In Everything

    Dates: March 11, 2016 - March 25, 2016

    Venue: Galleri 69, Oslo, Norway

    Showing the "Island" series from 2015-2016

Links


Education

1995 - 1999

Art Academy in Trondheim

1991 - 1993

Gerlesborgskolan


There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: New Works

Dates: Oct. 7, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017

Venue: Levanger Kunstforening, Levanger, Norway

Paintings from the last year.

Event: Distal End

Dates: Sept. 29, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017

Venue: No13 contemporary, Fredrikstad, Norway

https://www.facebook.com/events/127833337948221/

Event: Twelve Stars

Dates: Sept. 9, 2017 - Sept. 17, 2017

Venue: Ås Kunstforening, Ås, Norway

I´m exhibiting together with ceramics Lene Tori Obel Bugge and Kjersti Teigen at Ås Kunstforening in Ås, Norway.

Event: The Master Key

Dates: March 1, 2017 - March 18, 2017

Venue: Galleri Vanntårnet — Nesodden Kunstforening, Nesodden, Norway

Exhibition in parallel with sculptor Ruta Paraklyte.

Event: New Works

Dates: June 9, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Venue: Ulstein Kunstlag, Ulsteinvik, Norway

Showing works from 2014-2016

Event: Intersect

Dates: May 6, 2016 - May 20, 2016

Venue: Cyan Salong, Oslo, Norway

Photographs

Event: A Crack In Everything

Dates: March 11, 2016 - March 25, 2016

Venue: Galleri 69, Oslo, Norway

Showing the "Island" series from 2015-2016


 

Biography

Artist statement.

Ever since I started working with art, I have searched for a mode of painting that felt right and consistent to me. I wanted the materials and methods I choosed, to form the expression of my work, rather than my personal style or abilities.
I also wanted my work to reflect what I mean painting is really about - perception. The fact that all we ever see is an image, a reflection on a surface that is interpreted by the mind. We never perceive the matters of the world as they are. Our experience of the world is always mediated.

I stopped using brushes, and in my pursuit to avoid working in layers - I wanted all the elements of the image on the same level at the surface - I started to work with filler as a material. It´s thick and ductile and it doesn´t shrink much when it dries. It has a raw tactile surface, almost like cement, but it´s softer and not as heavy.

Sometimes my work is abstract and conceptual regarding composition, sometimes I use words, and sometimes it´s figurative. Then it usually features archaic images such as sea, land and sky. I try to make it political, I want my work to have a relevance to the struggles of the world. Even when that is not the case, it is always personal and existential at heart.

Johan

 
 
 
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