Annie Johansson

Annie Johansson

Annie Johansson’s artistic practice is concerned with finding the decisive moment when the materiality of the objects she creates reverberates within the body of the viewer, where the observation and contemplation of the art, congers a bodily experience. Johansson works intuitively, step by step, creating collaboration between her body and the material until the material has become its own body - an object. She works in dialogue with the nature of the material; how it behaves under the laws of gravity, how the room and the effects of light influence it. It is about the intimacy of textiles and how they convey a sense of humanity and physicality. She is in search for that which allows for an awareness of one’s body and one’s inner. Working with silk, wool and nylon, tufting is an important technique in Johansson’s work, born out of her longing to create in a more physical and hands-on way. A longing that is also about working in a large format and encountering something bigger than one’s own body, a thought that textiles can be intimate while being monumental.

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