Erik Johansson. He was born in Sweden and was raised on a farm with his two sisters.
I like to think that I can spot good artists and those whom think a little different from mainstream brainards. I am not stating that mainstream thinking is bad, but in my opinion it is a bit boring at times. Today I “spotted” Erik Johansson’s work. I like the fact that he has combined technology with old school techniques of artistry. I’m also enamored with his crazy perspective of occurrence and standard scenes.
Like many youngsters today, he became a computer gamer as a child and would often immerse himself in “other worlds” online. When a digital camera fell into his hands as a 15 year birthday present he found a new obsession which, coupled with his love of drawing, became what you see featured here; an artist of illusions. He continued on with computer studies at University and is now a full-time commissioned artist who has worked with the likes of Microsoft, Google, and IKEA. Erik now resides in Berlin, Germany.
He mentions that music inspires him significantly and listens to such artists as; M83, Miami Horror,Cold Play, Justice, SebastiAn, Daft Punk, Portishead, White Stripes, and Fleet Foxes. For many artists music ignites a thought, a view, or an idea, perhaps even a strange feeling that needs a way to be expressed. Erik’s imagery could encourage one to think broader and wonder into the world of “what if’s”. Have a gander and see what it leads you to discover….
You can buy high quality reproduction prints of Erik’s imagery here: http://fineartpub.com/artists/erik-johansson/