Casper Johansson

Casper Johansson

Om konstnären

In 1988 a vandal had written ´Destroy Power, Not People´ on the electric transmission building. At that time my perception of power was limited to a source of energy. Today the structures of power remains but the interpretation keeps evolving and where the power of words becomes a significant source in my creativity.

With contradictions, pronounced techniques and sharp outlines, I am using the urban landscape as a point of departure. As for now, using ink pads and alphabetic rubber stamps, I create “retouched” realism paintings based on letters and words. By repeating these words I generate messages where the painting becomes the visual debate, a sphere between private and public, assumed truth and the untold.

Silent shouts embedded in elements of hope, struggle and resistance.

Casper Johansson aka Cap is an autodidact visual artist and graffiti drop-out. Between 2007 and 2013 he was living and working in Myanmar. With several successful solo and group exhibitions and various collaborative projects with an emerging generation of Myanmar artists he has now left the country. He is currently living in Sweden and working from his studio Duelling Banjos.

Utbildning
Självlärd

Medlem i konstnärsförening
Vänersborgs Konstgrafiska Verkstad

Med i konstrunda
Konstvandring i Götaälvdalen

Utställningar
2008

- Mural painting, Suriya Gallery, Chang Mai, Thailand
- Street Art, Group exhibition/live painting performance, Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar
- Graffiti workshop and exhibition, American Center, Yangon, Myanmar

2009

- enCAPsuled, Solo exhibition, Studio Duelling Banjos, Yangon, Myanmar
- Graffiti workshop, American Center, Yangon, Myanmar
- Digit.Art Festival, Group exhibition (video), Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar

2010

- Graffiti workshop, American Center, Yangon, Myanmar
- Second Second, Group exhibition, Second Anniversary of Pansodan Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar
- Entropia, Solo exhibition, Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar

2011

- BETA Version, Solo exhibition, Pansodan Gallery, Yangon, Myanmr
- Wun Tha Nu, Group Exhibition, DaGaung Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar
- Elemental, Electronic Music Festival (live painting), Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar
- !Bring the Noise! Music concert (flyer), Club 369, Yangon, Myanmar

2012

- Randezvous, Group exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar
- CLAP 1 2 3, Group exhibition, Dagaung Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2013

- Tusen ord säger mer än en bild, Solo exhibition, Urban Artroom, Göteborg, Sweden
- Mark my Words, solo exhibition, Image Ark Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal

2014

- Vårsalongen 2014 / Spring Salon 2014, group exhibition, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
- InQbator, Mentoring program for arts and culture, Göteborg Artist Center, Lilla Edet, Sweden
- Assistant Grant (Visual art fond, 1 year), the Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden)

2015

- Opdagelser 2015, Group exhibition, Gallery Heike-Arndt, Kettinge, Denmark
- Fresh Legs 2015, Group exhibition, Gallery Heike-Arndt DK, Berlin, Germany
- Transition This!, Solo exhibition, Pansodan Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2016

- Art Lab Kettinge, Group exhibition, Gallery Heike-Arndt, Kettinge, Denmark
- Art for Aid: HABIBI, Group exhibition, Gallery Momangen, Stockholm, Sweden
- Konstrundan 2016, Group exhibition (Graphic prints), Vänersborgs Konstgrafiska Verkstad

2017

- Intryck, Uttryck, Avtryck, Rivercity Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden
- Vänersborgssalongen 2017, Vänersborgs Konsthall, Sweden

2018

- Fosterland/Motherland (jurerad), Not Quite Art hall, Fengersfors, Sweden
- Vänersborgssalongen 2018, Vänersborgs Konsthall, Sweden
- Konstrunda 2018, Group exhibition, Vänersborgs Konstgrafiska Verkstad, Sweden