Michael Johansson, Reflection - III, 2020


Swedish artist Michael Johansson says 'he is intrigued by irregularities in daily life. Not those that appear when something extraordinary occurs, but those that are created by an exaggerated form of regularity'. Discarded and familiar objects populate Johansson's work. They are emptied by their original functionality to let new readings emerge. The combination of the 'now-familiar' and 'the new-unknown' results in geometrical, and meticulously, packed installations. These are very often square-sized to create the illusion that the items he uses are morphed together into a new whole. Playing with ideas of ordinary and uniqueness, Johansson makes something extraordinary out of something otherwise ordinary.