JOHAN BARRETT
SWEDEN
1003
Johan Barrett
Contact Johan Barrett

About

Born in 1983 in Uppsala, I grew up in both Pennsylvania, United States and Sweden. Stockholm has been my home since 2008, where I work as a graphic designer and artist. I took my Bachelor degree in Visual Communications at Beckmans College of Design 2008-2011. I am particularly interested in contrasts and points of tension. Some of my pieces are like dark fairy tales of our present world, but always with a childlike sense of hope and comfort. Others are embellished dreams of idyllic places but always with an underlying threat or sense of friction. Which situation is preferable, I cannot answer. My works look to capture a feeling that, while it is a wonderful place of amazement, something is sick in this world. Holiday pictures on Instagram and the classic children's books I read to my little ones are my greatest inspiration right now. Colourful, imaginative, with a mixture of concrete and abstract motifs characterise my paintings. Recognition and mystery, childish and adult. This is the place I abide now.

BACK TO TOP

About Artworks

Artworks helps you find great art. We match your location with local art venues, and offer information about current, past and coming shows.

With our free app, collectors and fans can discover, view, and share information about all kinds of different exhibitions in one place, and even reserve their favourite pieces with one click, and buy it later.

We are a registered limited company in Sweden