Johan P. Jonsson
Johan was born in Luleå, Sweden in 1966. Except for a few years in Stockholm and Gothenburg he has worked and studied in Luleå. He now divides his time between Luleå and a small village outside Skellefteå, where his studio is located.
His sculpture is mixed media – metal, wood, fabrics, tar, leather, wire, welding filler, silicone, rust. The basis is usually metal, and items/materials used in agriculture and forestry. The interest, however, lies in the combination of these rural materials/items and urban ones like plastic, rubber, silicone, parts of dolls and toys.
“Junk art” might be the term when it comes to choice of “material”. When it comes to artistry, terms like “outsider art” or “art brut” are better suited.
His art is basically a process which often results in humans figures in differing postures or poses. The working process makes use of chance.