Johan Gustavsson

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Tekenaar

Omschrijving werk

One can define the beautiful object as an object, that can show correct correlation between its inner and external being. Take the example of a coffee cup of which the handle is broken and dirty from old coffee stains, contrary to an unbroken, clean cup. Since the broken and dirty cup is polluting its surroundings, it claims a bigger space, it pushes us to see it. The inner being of the cup, or its energy, is larger than its external being. At the same time, the unbroken, clean cup remains its natural and suitable size. A broken cup is an individual cup that no longer belongs with the other clean an unbroken "ideal" cups. It forces the viewer to notice it as a unique object. It's not ideal. It defines its own existence, not only as an opposite of beauty or ideal. It creates possibilities to be something we don't know and can't control, and in the end, can tell us new stories. Badly translated from a text by: Tom Sandqvist

Werk

Titel
Jaartal
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Titel
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving
Techniek Drawing
Formaat 50x70
Titel
Jaartal
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Titel
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving
Techniek Drawing
Formaat 40x50
Titel
Jaartal
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Titel
Jaartal
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Titel
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving
Techniek Drawing
Formaat 50x70
Titel
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving
Techniek Drawing
Formaat 50x70
Titel
Jaartal 2009
Omschrijving
Techniek Drawing
Formaat 50x70

Omschrijving werk

One can define the beautiful object as an object, that can show correct correlation between its inner and external being. Take the example of a coffee cup of which the handle is broken and dirty from old coffee stains, contrary to an unbroken, clean cup. Since the broken and dirty cup is polluting its surroundings, it claims a bigger space, it pushes us to see it. The inner being of the cup, or its energy, is larger than its external being. At the same time, the unbroken, clean cup remains its natural and suitable size. A broken cup is an individual cup that no longer belongs with the other clean an unbroken "ideal" cups. It forces the viewer to notice it as a unique object. It's not ideal. It defines its own existence, not only as an opposite of beauty or ideal. It creates possibilities to be something we don't know and can't control, and in the end, can tell us new stories. Badly translated from a text by: Tom Sandqvist

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.johangustavsson.nl

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten 3D 2000-2004 J
Amsterdam, Sandberg Instituut Fine Arts 2012-1013 N

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Nyckelviksskolan Allman konst 1998-99
Ålands folkhogskola Nordisk konst 1999-00

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief www.1646.nl

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2013 VN Gallery Zagreb, Croatia SOLO
2012 AMUM Memphis, USA SOLO
2010 Barbara Seiler Galerie Zurich. Zwitzerland GROEP
2009 Lief hertje & het grote witte reus Den Haag, The Netherlands SOLO
2008 NEST Den Haag, The Netherlands GROEP
2008 WE LEFT THE WARM STABLE AND ENTERED THE LATEX VOID Montreal, Canada SOLO
2007 Kakelhallen Åland, Finland SOLO
2006 Museum De L'empord'a Figueras, Spain GROEP
2005 STROOM Den Haag, The Netherlands GROEP
2005 GEM, Museum voor actuele kunst Den Haag, The Netherlands GROEP

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
Lief hertje & het grote witte reus Den Haag, Holland

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2011 Art Amsterdam representerd by: Lief hertje & het grote witte reus Fair
2010 Supermarket Art fair Stockholm, Sweden Fair
2010 Art Amsterdam representerd by: Lief hertje & het grote witte reus Fair
2008 Cascoland Cascoland, Durban Project
2007 Cascoland Cascoland, Johannesburg Project

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2010 Residency at Labor, Budapest

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2013 DH/// Stroom Den Haag Magazine
2012 Johan Gustavsson DRAWINGS Tornado Publishers Book
2010 DH// Stroom Den Haag Magazine
2009 Houtskool Houtskool, Holland Magazine
2008 Fragmented editions Fragmented editions, France Magazine
2008 DH/ Stroom Den Haag Magazine
2007 Is a ( Star ) L'IMPRIMANTE: Book's and Stuff, France Kunstenaarsboek
2007 Pocketsized Pocketsized, England Kunstenaarsboek

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2009 Stroom Invest
2006 Stroom Invest
2005 Stroom Individuele Subsidie

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Cultural Ambassador for Den Haag 2008 2008
Docent at the Royal Academy of The Hauge 2006 2010
Curator/ Organiser at Artist initiative 1646, www.1646.nl 2004 2011