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AT FIRST GLANCE 
THE FRAMES LOOKS EMPTY
LOOK CLOSER
AND THE STORY EMERGES

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UPCOMING EVENT
 

The Other Art Fair

presented by Saatchi Art

 

Los Angeles

The Barker Hangar

April 4 - 7

Chicago

Artifact Events

April 11 - 14

Brooklyn

Zero Space

May 16-19

MY ART
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT - BE YOU

To summary my art.
It’s simple and complex at the same time:

At first glance it looks like an empty box in a frame. But look closer and a story starts emerging. 

 

I tell relatable stories in my art pieces. The stories are told by tiny figures in different positions. When you first look at the frame, all you see is a box, come closer and the people in the box starts to emerge. So to relate to yourself, If you are close to your true self you will see yourself (the people) and your life (the box), BUT if you move away to far from your true self you will get lost (the people disappear) but you will still have your structure in life ( the box)

 

I use three different colours of the people in my art. Transparent, white and gold.
Transparent is about insecurity
Gold is about confidence
White is the journey between transparent and gold.
You can be all three stages at the same time, but in different parts of your life. You jump often in between the three stages.

The boxes are also very tall in comparison to the tiny figures. This is because you always need enough space above your head for your dream to fly free. The moment you start to compress  that space, you are out on thin ice.

 

The overall concept is DARE TO BE DIFFERENT - BE YOU. Follow your dreams and goals, do your thing.

So once again. It’s simple and complex at the same time:

At first glance it looks like an empty box in a frame. But look closer and a story starts emerging.

 

 

Dare to be different - be you. 

 

Johannes Gustafsson, I dare to be different

PLEASE VISIT  MY INSTAGRAM WHERE I SHOW MORE OF MY WORK AND TELL MORE ABOUT ALL THE STORIES

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