About

 

“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.

 

CAPurriculum Vitae

2017

- Vänersborgssalongen, Vänersborgs Konsthall, Sweden

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

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

 2014

- Assistant Grant (Visual art fond, 1 year), the Swedish Arts Grants Committee

- Älvkultur, Konstvandring i Götaälvdalen, Trollhättan/Lilla Edet, Sweden

- InQbator, Mentoring program for arts and culture, Göteborg Artist Center, Sweden

 Group exhibition, Folkets Hus, Lilla Edet, Sweden

- Spring Salon 2014 / Vårsalong 2014, Group exhibition, Liljevalchs art gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

- Copper Etching workshop, Vänersborgs Konstgrafiska Förening

2013

- Mark my words, Solo exhibition, Gallery Image Ark, Kathmandu, Nepal

- Tusen ord säger mer än en bild, Solo Exhibition, Urban Artroom, Göteborg, Sweden

- Illustration published in magazine BRAND, No 2

2012

- Rendezvous, South East Asia Urban Art EventGroup Exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar

- Graphic design and layout for Actionaid, Yangon, Myanmar

- Graphic design for Side Effect debut album, Yangon, Myanmar

- CLAP 1 2 3, Group Exhibition, Dagaung Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2011

BETA VersionSolo Exhibition, Pansodan Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

Wun Tha Nu, Group Exhibition, DaGaung Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

Elemental, Electronic Music Festival (live painting), Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar

- Graphic design !Bring the Noise!, Club 369, Yangon, Myanmar

2010

Entropia, Solo exhibition, Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar

- Second Second, Group exhibition, Pansodan Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2009

- enCAPsuled, Solo exhibition, Studio Duelling Banjos, Yangon, Myanmar

- Digit.art Festival, Group exhibition (video), Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar

2008

- Mural painting, Suriya Gallery, Chang Mai, Thailand

- Street Art, Group exhibition/live painting performance, Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar

 

Represented

Gallery Heike Arndt (Berlin/Kettinge)

Pansodan Gallery (Yangon)

Memebership 

Vänersborgs Konstgrafiska Verkstad

Published in print

Göteborgs Fria Tidning, ttela, the Myanmar Times, the Kathmandu Post, the Himalayan Times

Published online

Gatukonst.se, illusion.scene360.com, Storychord.com, Stampmagazineonline.com, Platform58, KulturRevolution