Presentation & CV


Adrian Johansson – The lord of the light or the prince of the darkness.
Its is said that in universe there is only five percent light.
Here on earth we do not experience it this way.
The relationship between light and dark and what is happening in between has allways fascinated me, with the infinite change that occurs twenty four hours a day, forever infinity.
I capture these moments in these shifts, the contrasts, the game between light and dark, and the effects that emerge when colors change. Colossal urban environments like NYC or a Swedish wild nature inspire me, and the paintings often become a concideration, a melody, a silene or a feeling. A moment in a changed reality.
I always paint in oil and mostly on canvas .
Adrian

The Artistic Mission:
Investigation and documentation of the structural changes, mostly created by the light. The relationship between light and darkness is a central issue in this project. In the end it´s a matter of  to ”See”. To create (do) things with color. My paintings are a message for the beholder to ”See”. They are a meeting with the one who wants to share a common value (or common ground). They are a call to the one who is willing to experience (get) a feeling. Color is my medium. Art is to See.

Affiliations:
Member in KRO, L´Association des Artistes en Suéde (The Association of Artists in Sweden) as well as the The Scania Artists Club.

Education:
The Scania Painting School, Malmö 1962
The Painting School Forum, Malmö 1965
University College of Arts Crafts and Design (Konstfack) Stockholm 1966 – 1971

Grants:
Scania’s Art Association 1975
Trotzig 1978

Contemporary Exhibitions:
Trotzig-exhibition Malmö Museum 1978
Liljevalchs Spring Salon Stockholm 1979
Gambro Art Association, Lund 1979
Kristianstad Museum/Scania’s Artist Club 1982
Gallery Scania Art, Malmö, 1982
Gallery Gerthel, Malmö 1986 – 1987
Gallery Scania’s Art Minisalon 1987
Skanska 1988
Station Skelderhus 1989
Gallery Borgstugan/Trollenäs Castle 1996
VSKG/Alnarp 1997 – 2004
Häckeberga Castle 2001
Marsvinsholm Castle 2004
Krapperups Castle Art Gallery 2005, 07, 08
Väsby Art Gallery & Museum 2006
Gallery Frida, Kyrkhult 2007
Alfa Laval, Lund 2007
Lorentzon Gallery, Stockholm 2008, 10, 12, 15, 17
Lomma Art Association, 2008
Gallery Opus, Borgeby 2008
Jager & Jansson Gallery, Lund 2009, 11
Billinge Gallery 2009
Art Copenhagen 2009, 10
Art Helsinki 2009, 10, 11
Sjöhästen Gallery, Nyköping 2010
Ulvsunda Castle, Bromma 2011
Halland Art Association Gallery 2011
Art Hotell Planetstaden, Lund 2011
Tetra Pac Art Association, Lund 2011
Galerie Holm, Malmö 2012, 13
Affordable Art Fair Sthlm 2012,13,16,17
Swedish Church, Manhattan, NYC 2014
Galleri GKA, Göteborg 2016
Affordable Art Fair London 2017
Tjörnedala konsthall 2017