Andreas Johansson

 

presented by GALLERI FLACH

 

 

Born 1977 in Sweden

 

Andreas Johansson. Pop-up book: From where the sun now stands, 2011

 

I have in recent years been engaged in making hand-made collages. I take photos of areas in my neighborhood that I cut apart and join together again in new constellations. By doing this, I create imaginary places that are both recognizable and completely alien. These new sites are constructions and have no history, while the places where the photographs once were taken have a very important past. For me, deserted places have a great symbolic value. They represent society's backside, but also freedom beyond control and regulations. As a child, it was the funniest playground imaginable.

 

 


Andreas Johansson, From where the sun now stands, 2011, paper and glue, 59 x 44 x 88 cm, edition 6/6

Andreas Johansson, From where the sun now stands, 2011, paper and glue, 59 x 44 x 88 cm, edition 6/6

Andreas Johansson, From where the sun now stands, 2011, paper and glue, 59 x 44 x 88 cm, edition 6/6