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November 27, 2021

Unique print! Support the people in Myanmar

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Text is copied from Raise Three Fingers!

Every single day the people in Myanmar continue their fight for freedom. The resistance against the military is stronger than ever and there are still sparks of hope that this revolution will be won.

You can continue to support the people of Myanmar and be part of their fight by buying one of these unique artworks.

We’ve added 8 new artworks for you to choose from, in time for the holiday season. Consider buying a gift this year that will make a difference for someone in Myanmar!

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March 10, 2021


The three-finger salute has become a symbol of resistance in protest and in art. We are a Myanmar collective of artists who reject military dictatorship. The Myanmar people spoke in unison in a free and fair election and we will do everything we can to deny any cooperation with the illegitimate power grabbers. All artists are invited to join a global salute by creating their version, in their medium and to share it within their networks using #threefingers. This will look different for every artist but the possibilities are endless and the noise can be deafening. The louder the volume, the harder it is for those seeking to steal the future to succeed.

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This is my contribution. Lets make the revolution beautiful!

Everything will be OK, 2021, Inkwash and UV ink on paper, 56 x 38 cm.

Everything will be OK, 2021

Using the power of this creative collective, we’ll mobilise a global audience, grow awareness, raise funds for civil society groups and lobby organisations and governments to step up the pressure and defend democracy.


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April 1, 2015

Sold paintings at Transition this!

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Four paintings that was sold at “Transition this!” exhibition at Pansodan Gallery in Yangon, Myanmar last month. Stay tuned fore more information about the event-

Endless love for supporting my work. Your investment is my playground

Cash is queen1 56 x 77 cm

Cash is queen (SOLD), 2013, ink on paper, 56 x 77 cm.

The change saturday night fever version2 56 x 77 cm


The Change (saturday night fever version) (SOLD), 2013, ink on paper, 56 x 77 cm.

Diggers dance 56 x 76 cm


Diggers dance (SOLD), 2013, ink on paper, 56 x 77 cm.

Your investment is my playground 56 x 76 cm


Your investment is my playground (SOLD), 2013, ink on paper, 56 x 77 cm.

March 28, 2015

Transition this! interview/review in Myanmar Times

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Interview/review for my second solo show “Transition this!” at Pansodan Gallery published in Myanmar Times 12th March 2015



Swedish artist Caspar Johansson arrived in Yangon in 2007 as the protests, which became known as the Saffron Revolution, began to gather momentum.

Of his knowledge of the country at the time, he says he had “no idea. None. Military, Aung San Suu Kyi. That was about it.”

Focusing full-time on his art, Caspar quickly fell in to step with the Yangon scene, making friends through the gallery circuit as well as at the street level. “It’s not like Sweden – everyone knows everyone here,” he said. “I saw tagging, some street art – I was impressed that it existed at all.”

In 2012 Caspar, who produces work under the moniker CAP, returned to his native Sweden. Two years on, he’s back with his second solo show at Pansodan Gallery.

The body of work encompasses his time in Myanmar, almost all of which is informed by photographs he took to document his years here.

“I don’t take photographs for any real reason. I like documenting things, and so I go back through my library and see how images can intersect with an idea I’ve had,” he said.

The show features his stamp-based work, as well as block prints, which look at the haphazard tangles of electrical wire that can be seen on any given Yangon street.

A poster image of a police officer, entitled “The Change”, is taken from a shot he took during US President Obama’s 2012 visit to the city. Upon reviewing his photos he noticed that there was something about the way the policeman was standing, so he removed the stamp-rendered policeman from his context and cast him onto a dance floor. His works are spiked with a dark humour and loaded with political commentary.

“It’s human rights abuses and injustices I try to look at,” he said.  One of his works renders in stamps a Baywatch poster for the “Bay of Bengal: Last resort hotel” – which packs a punch for anyone who understands the context.

Indeed, there is a subtlety to CAP’s art which he admits is intentional. “In terms of getting a message across, it’s not about being explicit. There are ways of saying things without saying them.

By Kayleigh Long 

January 15, 2014

SOLD and Shipped Away

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Shipped away


Shipped Away, 2013, ink on paper, 56 X 77 cm (Sold)

Thank you Image Ark Gallery for supporting my art. Your investment is my playground.


Next exhibition of my art will take place at Liljevalchs Spring salon 2014. Opening on 24th of January. Stay tuned for details.

September 9, 2013

Corrupt, corrupt (Sold)

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Gotta love Monday mornings. Corrupt, corrupt, 2012, ink on paper, 56 X 77 cm just sold. Thanks for the support and remember that your investment is my playground.

Corrupt Corrupt

From now on I will call the painting Korupsi, korupsi instead since I have a feeling that it will end up in Indonesia at some point. Terimah kasi banyak Bapak!

September 8, 2013

Cash is Queen

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Cash is Queen

This is my first work coming out from my new studio after a long break for summer. It is titled Cash is queen, 2013, ink on paper, 56 X 77 cm (cropped) and is one of many painting that I will exhibit at my upcoming show in Kathmandu, Nepal at Gallery Image Ark by the end of October. I don´t have the details yet but will inform you as soon as I know more. I am really excited about this show because it gives me the opportunity to share my experience and spread knowledge about todays Burma to a wider audience. It is my way of giving back to all the good friends and brave people that are daily working for a new Burma where all people have the same rights and were the word justice finally will mean something.

Cash is queen in progress

Cash is queen (in progress)

Pre-work Cash is queen

Cash is queen (digital pre-work)

Since the trip to Nepal for the exhibition will be self financed I would really appreciate if you supporting me by sending microcredits using flattr. Just click the green icon below and I am one step closer to the top of the world and do not hesitate to share my art for friends and family. #Respect

August 7, 2013

toiR (8-8-88) decrypted

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Tomorrow it is 25 years since the rise of the 88 movement and a long struggle for peace and justice in Myanmar. It is also one of the first times it will be honoured open and public nationwide in the country. Something that would have been impossible and even dangerous a few years back. Even during my stay in the country. I became very inspired by the brave people of Myanmar, some dating back to the 8-8-88 movement, but also people of the September uprising in 2007 and all the people who are struggling daily but continue to be unheard of.

I did this painting in 2009. Inspired by Myanmar artists; their incredible talent of conveying political messages, document the history, spreading hope through their art using encrypted messages. I made this painting which is titled “toiR”. Read the title from right to left and it says “Riot”. It is a play with words, a hidden message, which carries a lot of symbolism. Riot can be read as Rangoon Institute Of Technology. The institute was an important centre for students to organize the protest against the regime during the uprising. But it was also the ground where some of the first clashes took place between people and the military that feed the violence and left thousands of innocent people killed in the aftermath.

To the left in the painting I have written binary code with spraypaint. It says 08-00-08-08-88, an encrypted message saying eight o´clock in the morning on the 8th of august 1988 and it is a tribute to the all people who stands up against oppression, then, today and tomorrow. Never forgotten, this painting is for you.


toiR, 2009, mixed media on canvas, 3 X 6 feet


March 31, 2013

“Israel and Palestine” published online

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This piece titled “Israel and Palestine” was just published on the online art site called Scene360/Illusion. Illusion is in their on words “The Illusion site is dedicated to featuring the most amazing creations in art, design, photography, technology and video. It displays projects of individuals with astonishing skills and creativity. From intricately cut paper art to live grass graffiti—one thing is certain, you will often think “WOW!””

The painting itself is actually part of a triptych and is about being a child playing war games in a conflict area. It portray myself wearing a traditional Burmese lungyi aiming with a toy gun made of bamboo. The idea came up when I was travelling in Karen state, Myanmar. An area that have been suffering from one of the longest ongoing civil wars in the world. During my travel I came across a lot of bamboo toy guns being sold in the streets and all I could think of was how it would actually be like being a child raised by war. Especially since when I was a child, when we played, it was always us versus them. Cowboys vs Indians. Police vs Thieves.

Israel and Palestine, 2011, Ink on paper, 76 X 56

The two other pieces of the triptych was not published on the Scenec360 site but is shown below.

Police and Thieves, 2011, ink on paper, 56 X 76

Cowboys and Indians, 2011, ink on paper, 56 X 76

March 28, 2013

New piece: Screensaviour

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Finished this piece during commercial break. Look mom, we´re on television. Didn´t learn anything from the news. Now a message from our sponsors. Is it true what they say? Switching channel. Same product, but this one contains whitening. The show is on again. The butler is always the killer.

Screensaviour, 2013, ink on paper, 56 X 76 cm

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