Swedish artist Janeric Johansson’s solo exhibition “Light Fight Night”
Janeric Johansson has since 1999 established a deep friendship with artists, scholars and young people in Yunnan. He has arranged five solo art exhibitions in Kunming and Simao, by using the TCG Nordica gallery in Kunming Loft as his platform.
Through the unique view of his works, his exhibitions have made a lasting impact on the audience. The passionate elaborations have been met with a tremendous response from the art community.
Janeric Johansson worked as the Gallery Director of TCG Nordica for a year in 2004 and 2005. He has in addition planned and curated a series of important exhibitions in Kunming.
Janeric Johansson was born in Sweden in 1950. As an artist he is self-taught, but the strictness and obvious talent reflected in his art, reveals that this is beyond doubt an experienced professional.
He often uses acrylic and oil, installing metal structures on his paintings. This encourages the audience to view the art works from different angles. Viewing from each new point, you will discover different aspects of his art, and every subtle change will increase the audience’s curiosity and stimulate their creativity.
Moreover, the application of every symbol and the schema of his work is reminiscent of The Da Vinci Code, but still needs the artist’s help to decrypt it.
Janeric Johansson’s talent in telling stories has proved enchanting, enabling the audience to vividly understand both art and artist. This is why, of all the exhibitions we have, his are the only ones where there’s sometimes a bigger audience on the final day than on the opening.
Janeric Johanssons’ art stimulates people to think, to feel and to tell. He encourages his audience not to view reality from one angle only. Sometimes you should move and view things from another point. You will then discover a totally different aspect of both his art and of reality.
The exhibition “Light Fight Night” is named by the artist himself. It’s a continuation of his consistent philosophy through the years — dualism, empathy and certain values. One of the pieces, viewed from the left showes the Chinese word “dong” (east), while from the right you will see the word “xi” (west). In another work it’s written “justice, peace and love” on one side. On the other side is “arrogance, war and hatred”. In a third work there’s a lonely horse on one side, and on the other side horses are kissing each other.
The theme of the exhibition is darkness and light, and the unceasing struggle between them. The 25 art pieces in this exhibition have all been created by Janeric Johansson in the last two years at his studio in Kunming’s Loft area.
The exhibition “Light Fight Night” will be presented on April the 17th at 8 pm, at TCG Nordica, Kunming Loft.It ends on May the 8th.
Looking forward to see you here!
TCG Nordica Gallery