Theodor Johansson is a mixed media artist, born in Skellefteå, Sweden.
Naïve expressions and frequent use of colors runs through his work distinguished by banners, large sized puppets, and patchworks. Using crude expressions in technique and visualization, he emphasizes his inspiration from the DIY culture and the low brow aesthetics of the new wave/punk/hardcore scene of the 1980’s.
Without any formal training in the field, Johansson works mainly with textile. The search for the self, the quest for sexual identity and the similarities in behaviour between the infant child and the grown man is subjects often present in his work. He often approaches these subjects from a kind of nihilistic point of view, where he (with the help of a vivid color palette and humoristic expressions) embodies the topics he explores into banners and soft sculptures.
He has been based in both Stockholm (attending teacher training at Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design) and Berlin. He has worked on projects for artists AA Bronson, Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur, Makode Linde and Adrian Hermanides
The Figa, Ficken 3000, Berlin.
Buttons Playtime, ://about blank, Berlin.
Innan vi ger oss iväg, solo show, Medborgarhuset, Arvidsjaur.
Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm.
Yesterday We Wanted To Be The Sky, group show, Galleri Kamerade, Stockholm.
Allt hårt blir mjukt, solo show, AD Bar, Stockholm.
Open studios, group show, Rise Berlin, Berlin.
Gegen Pop, installation, Kit Kat Club, Berlin.
Artcore, group show, Gallerie MM, Berlin.
Kärleken är röd, group show, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
I Am Sorry, I Am Very Emotional, solo show, La Kitch'n, Berlin.