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Johannes Nielsen

Johannes Nielsen

Lunds Art School, Sweden (Diploma in Fine Art, 2002 , 2011)

 

Johannes Nielsen is represented by Contemporary Collective. Please visit www.contemporarycollective.com to view his portfolio.

Born in 1979 in Falkenberg, Sweden, Johannes Nielsen graduated in 2003 in Fine Arts from the Lunds Art School. Between 2003 and 2005, Nielsen worked as an artistic assistant in Dublin before returning to Sweden in 2007. At current, he lives and works in Beijing.

At the age of 8, Nielsen realized in bed during his repeated dreams that the perception of his own body could vary. This is when he understood the difference between rational objective reality and inner reality, an imagination where the human being seems to evolve constantly. This is how Johannes Nielsen's art uniquely transform this inner experience of the viewer. 

On his unique perceptions, he says..

"I remember when I was a young boy around 8 years old. Lying in my bed before falling asleep, a feeling often came to me that my body parts were not the same in size and shape as I saw them during the day. Sometimes, my thumb would turn into the size of a house and my hips became slim like a needle. This fantasy became so vivid that at times I had to open my eyes just to confirm that it was not real. 

It was at this stage that I started to become aware the different kinds of worlds in life—one you can see, one you cannot; a rational objective reality and an inner reality in which we experience and exist, both equally true. The question I have asked myself since is how to transform this inner experience into a body by using clay and proportions. My sculptures are my suggestion for this internal space—not only does it exist but it is also a reality during the day when my eyes are open..."

35 × 30 × 10 cm
  • £2,700.00
50 × 41 × 11 cm
  • £4,200.00
20 × 20 × 5 cm
  • £700.00
25 × 15 × 10 cm
  • £1,600.00
20 × 15 × 10 cm
  • £1,400.00
90 × 10 × 10 cm
  • £4,800.00

Exhibitions

Exhibitions (selected)   Yikong gallery (Beijing/China) Shangshan art museum (Beijing/China) AAF artfair (London/Bristol/Singapore/Stockholm) Panncentralen (Mariestad/Sweden) Art Stays (Ptuj, Italy) Art space (Shenzhen, China) Spoon artfair (Hongkong) Punto gallery (Italy/ Milano) Damina Gallery (Hongkong) Galleri Abante (Stockholm) Art fair (Oslo) rep.  av 8 art gallery Galerie wolfsen (Aalborg/Danmark)  Havnagalleriet (Dragör/Danmark) Galleri Henrik Gerner (Moss, Norge) Sollentuna expo (artfair) Stockholm     Included in colletion Sweden Sjöbo komun Falkenbergs komun Tommy Salo (ex NHL hockey player)  Barbro ”Babben” Larsson (acter) Green Hotell (Tällberg) Laholms teckningmuseum include different private collectors and company’s    International Coworth Park (hotel & event) London The Polo club (singapore and London) Mr. Heung, (art collector) Hong kong Mr. Pong (Gallery owner) Beijing Cityhall , Kalliningrad Ruccia  Willian Thach (Auther)Hollywood, USA  Daniel Arsenault (Designer) Montreal, Kanada Piero Giadrossi (Gallery owner) Tuscana, Italien  Lisa Fieldman (Jurist) New York, USA     

Awards

Signature Art Awards 2010

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