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"Inner Journeys" april - june 2013

Born in 1975 in Sweden. Lives and works in Malmö.

For his sculptures and installations, Michael Johansson uses all kinds of abandoned daily objects, from household items to suitcases and even cars. According to him: “Engaging directly with these objects, manipulating them, juxtaposing them against each other or representing them in a new context is my method of work.” Michael Johansson’s stacked installations can be found taking refuge in the unnoticed empty spaces scattered throughout dense urban sprawl. Whether the works are packed between two buildings or piled into abandoned closets, archways, doorjambs or windows, the artist carefully organizes disused objects to fill out the spaces perfectly. Johansson’s aim is to free objects from their function, creating pieces that are between deliberate exaggeration and apparently accidental situation, which will provoke feelings in the viewer of both familiarity and strangeness.

 

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