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Johan Gustavsson
updated: 07/14/2010
website: www.elvisgustavsson.nl
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, narrative, domestic, autobiographical, identity, meditative, humor
 
 
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Drawing, Mixed media
2010
15,75" x  23,63" 
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Drawing, Mixed media
2010
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Drawing, Mixed media
2010
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Drawing, Mixed media
2010
15,75" x  23,63" 
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Drawing, Mixed media
2010
15,75" x  23,63" 
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Drawing, Mixed media
2010
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Drawing, Mixed media
2009
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Drawing, Mixed media
2009
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Drawing, Mixed media
2009
11,8 " x  15,75 " 
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Drawing, Mixed media
2009
11,8 " x  15,75 " 
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2009
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Drawing, Mixed media
2009
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Artist Statement

Not bound to one thought or medium I believe in art as an language used to communicate on a level different than text and spoken language.  And, if art is a language, it needs to profit from its own qualities and avoid the known logical communication methods.

Humans take in enormous amounts of information through our senses.  Aware or unaware we see, feel, sense, hear or smell an incredibly big amount of information all the time.
More and more my works are results of a concentrated action, almost a meditative state of mind. Where I'm able to connect to all things I have ever seen, heard or experienced. Intuition is the key to all the experiences, knowledge someone possesses. Thoughts concerning aesthetics, the artist's position in the art-world and how it can relate to the way we experience life. Drawing has always been the most natural and direct medium for me. I can find a great freedom in drawing, where the intuition can be at it's sharpest and where I can forget my physical being.  And where I just let my intuition guide the drawing further.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Johan Gustavsson - CV

Born 1978 in Stockholm, Sweden

 

Education

2000-2004. KABK, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague, Holland

1999-2000. Ålands folkhogskola, Nordisk konst, Åland, Finland

1997-1998. Nyckelviksskolan, Allman konst, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Exhibitions

 

2010.

Art Amsterdam, group presentation with Lhedgwr, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Barbara Seiler Galerie, Group exhibition. Zurich, Zwitserland

De Nederlandse Cacaofabriek, Solo, Helmond, The Netherlands

JCA de Kok. Group exhibition. The Hague, Holland

Supermarket art fair. Group-expo. Stockholm, Sweden

 

2009,

Lief hertje & de grote witte reus, duo-expo, The hague, The Netherlands

Pulchri, Queerlanten, group-expo, The Hague, The Netherlands

Atelje als Supermedium, duo-exhebition, Berlin, Germany

 

2008.

WE LEFT THE WARM STABLE AND ENTERED THE LATEX VOID, Solo, Montreal, Canada

Indipendent drawing gig #4, Group exhibition, The Hague, The Netherlands

 NEST, ‘I’m not there’ The Hague, The Netherlands.

 CASCOLAND, Project/Exhibition, Durban, South Africa.

 

 

 Related

 

2010

Residency period at Labor, Budapest, Hungary

  

2008

Cultural Ambassador for the City The Hague.

A project funded by the European Funds for regional development.

 

2007- Present

Teaching at Royal Academy of The Hague, KABK.

Image development for the Photography Department.

 

2006- Present

Teaching at Royal Academy of The Hague, KABK.

Visualization for the Department I/M/D Interactive, Media, design

 

2004- Present

www.enter1646.com

Organising and curating at artist initiative

1646 in The Hague, Holland