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Art Unified Gallery
Los Angeles

How kids are targeted from a young age and enslaved to corporate branding

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Hand-signed by artist, Back
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Andersson seeks to give representation and visibility to those who do not conform within the popular social consciousness of culture. Whether expressed through paintings confronting issues of body image, ethnic or racial prejudice, religious discrimination or gender stereotypes; the protagonist is often someone who might easily be overlooked. In each of Andersson’s painting series to date (Stolen Faces, Toy Guns, Brand For Life), there is an invitation for the viewer to explore their own preconceptions and to confront either a false sense of inadequacy or distorted identity. For Andersson the purpose is not to condemn modern culture, rather to help people discover who they are within it and to realize that we all carry something unique and truly beautiful. After graduating from Central St. Martin’s London, Johan Andersson became the youngest ever artist to be shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and was named in The Independent’s “Top 20 Artists.”

Selected exhibitions
2018
Johan AnderssonArt Unified Gallery
Face to FaceArt Unified Gallery
Silenced by CapitalismArt Unified Gallery
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Addicted, 2019

Oil on canvas framed
52 × 48 × 1 in
132.1 × 121.9 × 2.5 cm
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Location
Los Angeles
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
AUG
Art Unified Gallery
Los Angeles

How kids are targeted from a young age and enslaved to corporate branding

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Back
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included

Andersson seeks to give representation and visibility to those who do not conform within the popular social consciousness of culture. Whether expressed through paintings confronting issues of body image, ethnic or racial prejudice, religious discrimination or gender stereotypes; the protagonist is often someone who might easily be overlooked. In each of Andersson’s painting series to date (Stolen Faces, Toy Guns, Brand For Life), there is an invitation for the viewer to explore their own preconceptions and to confront either a false sense of inadequacy or distorted identity. For Andersson the purpose is not to condemn modern culture, rather to help people discover who they are within it and to realize that we all carry something unique and truly beautiful. After graduating from Central St. Martin’s London, Johan Andersson became the youngest ever artist to be shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and was named in The Independent’s “Top 20 Artists.”

Selected exhibitions (3)
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