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Johan Berglund

Picnic in the open, 2015



I am a painter and sculptor, and I draw comics. I work with my own world of characters, inspired by classical art, popular culture and poster art. I often start by making an image. In the beginning it is about filling the surface. Acting against a material. I work intuitively and intensely. The colors are decided upon along the way. I do not plan. They end up where they end up; these are the prerequisites. When the basic image is done I start to straighten things out. Add stuff, delete things. It´s like taking out all the props onto the stage and then filling it with all the different characters. In my process I often depart from some kind of working title. I work with stories. 


This story is taken place on a road, while your eyes are full of gunk from the bed you’ve been sleeping in…


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2018: Anna Engver | Axel Versteegh | BarroLevén (Ulrika Barr and Kristina Levén) | BOOM (Erika Kristofersson Bredberg, Matilda Kästel, Sara Lundkvist, Ammy Olofsson, Nina Westman) | Camilo Matiz | Elinor Silow | Erlend Rødsten | Frederik E. | Fredrik Eriksson | Henrik Jonsson | Jenny Käll | Jesper OT Andersson | Kajsa Rönnholm | Kasper Nordenström | Lucia Flores | Marcus Nystrand | Sanna Laaban | Supawan Sihapoompichit | Tora Wallander.

2017: John Alberts | Theodor Ander | Johan Berglund | Ludmila Hrachovinová | J o b | Sara Nielsen Bonde | Emma Brålander | Kyung Jin Cho | Sacco Fujishima | Edith Hammar | Susanna Jablonski | Alvina Jakobsson | Gabriella Loeb | Camilo Matiz | Kasper Nordenström Jung | Jesper OT Andersson | Cecilia Ringertz | Martina Skyttberg | Gethin Wyn Jones

2016: Alexander Hult | Alvina Jakobsson | Asumi Sato | Carl Cyrén | Camilo Matiz | Fredrik Eriksson | Ivo Lundin Hatje & Hannes Tomani | Henrik Jonsson | Jennifer Myerscough | Joakim Sandqvist | Johan Berglund | Jonathan Terry | Karin Sahlin | Liva Isakson | Ludmila Hrachovinová | Tero Niskanen | Trine Struwe | Sacco Fujishima

2015: Johan Berglund | Leontina Gustafsson | Haruna Hirano | Susanna Jablonski | Inez Jönsson | Yuuka Kita | Erika Kristofersson Bredberg | Matilda Kästel | Matilda Lundin | Sara Lundkvist | Ammy Olofsson | Daniel Reinius | Trine Struwe | August Sörenson | Nina Westman
2014: Ammy Olofsson | Anna Lidberg | Asumi Sato | Axel Versteegh | Camilo Matiz | Emma Andersson | Erlend Grytbakk Wold |
Gabriella Loeb | Ida Persson | Liva Isakson Lundin | Ossian Eckerman | Sacco Fujishima | Åke Gustafsson
2013: Sacco Fujishima.
2012: Aiko Kubo | Anna Åstrand | Bianca Nabuco | Christofer Blixt | David Larsson | Hanna Zelleke Collin | Heyjoo Yang |
Jakob Solgren
| Julius Göthlin | Kristofer Hedberg | Lilian de Souza | Monika Strasser | Pål Sommelius | Supawan Sihapoompichit.