Like a drone pilot I was miss informed. This piece, “Airmail af Sweden”, 2013, ink on paper, 52 X 74 cm is still available and for sale for 9000 SEK at the Spring salon/Vårsalongen exhibition at Liljevalchs. The exhibition is up and running until 23rd of March. Contact the gallery for details:
Just got back from the vernissage and opening weekend of the well recognized Vårsalongen 2014 (Spring salon 2014) at Liljevalchs Art Gallery in Stockholm. The show is up and running until 23rd of March. If you have the chance I would highly recommend you to give it a try. 152 artist and almost 300 incredible pieces of work are on display and I am sure that everyone can find something they really love. I was very lucky to be accepted with four paintings from the “Distance of War” series for the show and so far three of them have found new owners. Thank you very much for supporting me. Your investment is my playground.
“Killa beez” in the catalogue
If you want to learn more about my art, specifically for this show, you can check out my personal page on Liljevalchs website HERE. Sorry, only in Swedish, but a translate tool will do the work. Pls like and share the page but pushing the different button on the bottom of the page. If you like it and want to spread the word that is.
To see more detailed photos of the paintings you will find them on my gallery page on my site. or wait, here are some shortcuts.
Iranian Airmail SOLD
CCCP Airmail SOLD
Below you will find a few random shoots from the opening night.
The dream team: My two great friends more known as KOJA ORDN at the pre-opening night.
Me and my brother representing Southstreet
5,867 visitors came for the opening during the weekend. 54,000 MORE are expected to come until they shutting down the show on 23rd of March. Don´t miss out on it.
Opening hours at Liljevalch are:
Thank you everyone that are supporting me and my art. It means everything. Thumbs up. Respect
I am very happy to announce that I have been accepted to InQbator mentoring program for arts and culture in Lilla Edet 2014. Perfect timing to get some work done in my newly renovated studio!
InQbator is a mentoring program focusing on gender equality and creative financing which aims to support emerging artist in Lilla Edet municipality. 12 artist have been selected and during one year we will have access to selected mentors for guidance in our artistic development. During this period GAC will also arrange five lectures covering subjects as; Art and its role in the society, creative financing, networking etc. The lectures are open for the public and will be held at Folkets hus in Lilla Edet. They will announce all the details on their webpage. Keep yourself updated since there are limited seats. Information about the first lecture you can find HERE.
A soon as I have more details I will post updates about the InQbator program and our progress.
My latest triptych “Undisciplined tribe I-III” and some old portraits of Yangon Finest aka YSA crew was just published in the latest issue of the online art magazine Platform58. The magazine is managed by Mark Longbottom and I am very happy he gave me the opportunity to be part in the latest issue. Below you will see some screenshots of the pages where my art is represented but I suggest that you checking out the COMPLETE ISSUE – 041 – December 2013 since it contains a lot of great art and artist. Enjoy and thanks for having me!
I also found my good friend and fellow artist Deadline on page 19 with some of her amazing pieces from the streets of Kathmandu.
As for now I am building my permanent studio in order to get back to the lab and start painting. Stay tuned for updates. Respect.
Last week I got the great news that I was accepted for Liljevalchs spring salon 2014 (read more in Swedish). Out of 8805 pieces of work sent to the jury (mixed media but mainly paintings) 4 of my recent drone stamps was accepted. I will display my art together with 152 other emerging and amazing artists starting on the 24th of January 2014. The show is open until 23rd March.
With their own words Liljevalchs art gallery and their the spring salon is:
“The Liljevalchs exhibition programme is directed at both the wider public and those especially interested in a particular artistic output or art and design currents. The opening of each new artistic year is marked by the famous jury-selected Spring Salon.
The Liljevalchs art venue belongs to the City of Stockholm and was opened back in 1916 as the first independent, public museum for contemporay art in Sweden. The building is the work of Carl Bergsten and is situated amidst the captivating natural surroundings of Djurgården Island in Stockholm.
Liljevalchs konsthall is under the direction of Mårten Castenfors.”
Liljevalchs is located at: Djurgårdsvägen 60, Djurgården, Stockholm
This is one of the paintings I will display at the spring salon opening. The piece is titled “Iranian Airmail” (2013) and is part of the “Distance of War” series I have been working on during 2013. The basic concept for these painting is to remake exciting airmail stamp from countries dealing with and developing drone technology. It is about a computerized and de-humanized military complex where even soldiers on the ground becomes alienated in their role as saviors. The paintings are made up by compositions of words that are being stamped, using rubber letter stamps and multiple layered stencil and rebuilt into an re-sized modified airmail stamp. This painting measures 52 x 74 cm on aquarelle paper.
More information about the Spring salon exhibition in a bit. Click for further contacts. Hope to see you at the opening, welcome!
While in Nepal for my exhibition “Mark my Words” at Image Ark Gallery I also got the chance to meet some amazing and talented artists. Especially Sadhu-X aka Aditya Aryal and Deadline aka Shraddha Shresta from the art collective Artlab who I did a collaboration with (see below). I am also very grateful and honored of having them as opening speakers at my exhibition. Big up for the sweet words. Also, thank you very much for sharing everything with me about your work and the art scene in Nepal. I really hope that our paths will cross in a near future. For those of you not familiar with the urban art scene in Nepal I suggest you to check out their work. They got some sweet skills and good hearts. Below you will also find some random shots from the Artlab studio. But first our little collaboration in the streets of Kathmandu. check it.
Cap and Sadhu-X opposite the National stadium
Cap and Sadhu-X collab on unknown street of Kathmandu
Sadhu-X in action, Street unknown
Tattoo machine/satellite detail of above piece
various pieces from Artlab studio. I got myself some screen prints from the collection in the lower part of the photo!
Some more words about my exhibition “Mark my Words” published in The Kathmandu Post on the 21st October 2013. Thanks for the support.
KATHMANDU, OCT 21 -
Stories of everyday struggles in a rapidly changing society are soon to come to the fore in an explosion of innovative visual art, courtesy of Casper Johansson aka Cap, at the Image Ark Gallery in Patan starting October 27. Cap, an artist from Sweden, will be presenting his distinctive and thought-provoking artworks under the title Mark my words, which will comprise illustrated conversations wherein images words and symbols coalesce in new and unexpected ways, and where, as the curators describe, the ‘perception of the image’ will come in deliberate conflict with the message.
Cap, who has a background in graffiti, had been living and working in Myanmar since 2007 until this year, and in that time, had had the chance to observe the country’s transformation in various spheres. His work therefore documents and comments on contemporary life in Myanmar, through a range of colours, shapes and styles rooted in graffiti. “Contradictions, pronounced colouring and sharp outlines; using the urban landscape as a point of departure I want my art to stir up questions with the audience,” the artist states on his website.
It is this very visual debate, “a sphere between private and public, assumed truth and the untold, processed and encapsulated in the magnetism of art”, that Mark my words will aim to put forth for viewers in Nepal.
The exhibition will
continue at Image Ark until October 29
Here are some sweet words about my exhibition “Mark my words” at Image Ark gallery published in The Himalayan Times. Thank you very much for the support and for showing interest in my art. The complete article can be found here or read it below. The exhibition is open until 29th of November 2013, Enjoy!
KATHMANDU: When writers put together words, readers gain knowledge while understanding the writer’s perspective. Nevertheless, playing with words and creating painting out of the words surpass the ordinary thinking of creating art. Working with words on a sheet of paper using the basic technique of stencil, Casper Johansson aka Cap from Sweden has outshone himself as an artist.
And the evidence is his exhibition ‘Mark My Words’ at Image Ark Gallery, Kulimha Tole, Patan that began on October 27. Here, you can witness portraits of children, young people, Bay of Bengal and more, mainly in black-and-white or in colours like blue, yellow, and red.
A quick look at those works will give you an impression that they are all portraits. But as you observe them, you will start noticing words like ‘food’, ‘freedom’, ‘screen’, ‘escape’ and more which together bring out the ‘whole picture’ of these portraits.
Cap explains, “I love words. Words and language for me is power. If you can control them, it means you can gain knowledge and power. As an artist, I can’t write as writing doesn’t work for me. Still I love words. So, I use them in my paintings to make images out of words.”
In one of his works ‘Shipped Away’, Cap has painted an image of a young boy lying calmly on a bamboo raft where a packet of cigarette and a spray can are scattered. It is the portrait of local graffiti artist, who despite having a desire create artwork, has less chances of expressing himself due to political and economical situation around him.
Another is a series of paintings that narrates story of how the Internet is being used in Burma. He has used interesting metaphors like pirate, ship, wires, rat and more that are preventing people from accessing the Internet and information.
His artworks have contradictions — the portraits look clam and resilient but the message that he is conveying is revolutionary. The messages urge people to fight for their rights, which symbolises struggle. Some of the experiences required to create such works were gathered during his six years’ stay in Burma.
The exhibition is on till November 29.
The newspaper also published a picture of my new triptic piece titled “Undisciplined tribe”, 2013, Ink on paper, 3 x 56 x 76 cm