Capism Your investment is my playground

June 12, 2013

Temporary photos from exhibition

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Just uploading some temporary photos from my cellphone of my paintings from the exhibition “A thousand word says more than a picture” that opened last Saturday. Stay tuned on the website for high resolution/quality photos in the gallery page. The paintings will be on display to the end of June at Gallery Urban Artroom, Friggagatan 21 in Göteborg, Sweden. The gallery is open from 13 0´clock every day except Mondays. Please drop by and have a look if you are in the neighborhood and do nor hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Also, respect to everyone that came to the opening, for the joy and for the support. Your investment is my playground.

969 + 119 = 187 (You do the math)

969 Paya Rd


Bollocks market

Corrupt Corrupt

Diggers dance

Do I look like a clown to you

iLL Communication

In darkness I shine

Screen saviour

Shipped away

Wheels of fortune

YE3 for president

Your investment is my playground

Airmail af Sweden

Bonding between mortals

CCCP Airmail

Iranian Airmail

Killa beez

U S Airmail 5 cents

May 29, 2013

Tusen ord säger mer än en bild – Utställning på Urban Artroom 8:e Juni 2013

Header pic Urban Artroom datum


Tusen ord säger mer än en bild (Artistic statement about the exhibition in English see below)

”Manipulerade bilder. Delar av ett sammanhang. Upprepning av ord, tusentals gången och du börjar förstå helheten. Tusen ord säger mer än en bildUrban Artroom är ett pågående vittnesmål om förändring. En förändring där jag har varit åskådare till drömmar som krossats av auktoriteter, hopp som sveps iväg av stormar, folkets vilja som ignoreras men röster som vägrar att tystna. Men det är det vackra i enkelheten och vardagen som jag vill belysa och kampen som kommer med den. Det är en dedikering till berättelser, outtalade sanningar som förmedlats av vänner. Jag har komprimerat dessa berättelser, utvunnit ord ur essensen från oändliga konversationer. Genom att repetera dessa ord vill jag försöka förmedla ett budskap där det visuella i varje tavla blir utgångspunkten för diskussionen.”

Casper Johansson aka Cap är en självlärd konstnär. Sedan 2007 har han levt och arbetet i Myanmar/Burma. Med flera framgångsrika utställningar och samarbeten i landet finns det nu för första gången möjlighet att se hans konst i Göteborg, Sverige på Urban Artroom. Med gummistämplar, bläckdynor och okonventionella stenciler skapar han retuscherad realism baserat på ord och bokstäver.

Hoppas vi ses på vernissage den 8:e Juni. Tavlorna kommer att hänga uppe månaden ut. Välkommen!


Bjud gärna in era vänner till facebookevent


 Gallery Urban Artroom

Friggagatan 21

416 64 Göteborg

076-170 81 13 (Victor)


A Thousand Words Say More Than a Picture

“Manipulated images, fractions of a context and repetition of words thousands of times – and you start to get the whole picture. A thousand words say more than a picture at Urban Artroom is part of a prolonged testimony about transformation. I have witnessed dreams being crushed by force, hope being swept away by floods and peoples voices being ignored yet refusing to be silenced. But it is the simplicity and beauty of just existing and the everyday struggle that comes with it that I want to portray. It is a tribute to stories, untold truth by ordinary people and endless friendship. In my art I am boiling down these stories and extracting the essence from conversations to get words. By repeating these words I try to create messages, letting the paintings carry on the visual debates.”

Casper Johansson aka Cap is an autodidact artist. Since 2007 he has been living and working in Myanmar/Burma. With several successful solo- and group exhibitions and various collaborative projects with an emerging generation of Myanmar artists he has now returned to Sweden for his first exhibition outside the country. With ink pads and alphabetic rubber stamps, using multiple layered stencils, he creates what he thinks of as ‘retouched realism’ paintings based on letters and words.

Looking forward to see you at the opening on the 8th of June. The paintings will be on display until end of the month. Welcome!


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

November 14, 2012


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Just found out that some om my latest paintings was published at Artonomy. Don’t know much about the blog but I’m always happy when someone showing interest in my work. Thank you Helen Aldous for the support and follow her on twitter @artonomyblog

The text was taken from my artistic statement when I opened my website

Also a Big Up to my lovely Italian couple that bought some of my works this morning. Your investment is my playground

Detail of Cardialgia

Cardialgia, 2012

Because I’m worth it, 2012

November 9, 2012

Selection of paintings @Pansodan gallery

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Since I don´t have a studio at the moment I have handed over a selection of painting for display at Pansodan Gallery. Three of them are new and the two are from my latest solo exhibition “BETA Version”.

Cardialgia, 2012, ink on paper, 56 X 77 cm

Center of the universe, 2012, ink on paper, 56 X 77 cm

Nutrition facts: Kryptonite, 2012, ink on paper, 56 X 77 cm

Much Oblige, 2011, ink on paper and Burners not bombs, 2011, ink on paper

I also handed over the complete set of limited edition prints of the “Breaking Silence” series. The series comments on censorship, about who owns and how we use information on the internet, especially from my experience of working and living in Myanmar. Each design has a 50 pcs limited edition, all numbered and framed. Follow the hyperlink above for details of each print.

I you want to have a look at my paintings in real life and/or if you want to experience a wide range of great art from Myanmar please drop by Pansodan Gallery:

1st Floor, 286 Pansodan street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon, 09 5130846

You can also visit the Pansodan website or join their art buzz at Facebook.

If you have any questions about my work, feel free to contact me or the excellent people representing Pansodan Gallery. Open daily so no excuses, time is all we have.

July 25, 2012

Who got, They got guns

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An eye for an eye makes the world go blind and Billy is just a kid.

Billy is just a kid, 2012, ink on paper, 56 X 77

July 23, 2012

New series and yes, this is an add

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This is two finished pieces from a new series I am working on. The series do not have a title yet, basically this is just an advertisement. Hi-resolution pictures will be uploaded in a sec.

Because I am worth it, 2012, ink on paper, 56 X 77 cm

A way of living, 2012, ink on paper, 56 X 77 cm

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