Galleri Magnus Karlsson
Galleri Magnus Karlsson was founded in 1990. The gallery is located in the building of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm.
The gallery focusses on long-term representations of Swedish artists. Galleri Magnus Karlsson functions as a platform with public exhibitions, talks and events, and collaborates with fellow galleries and institutions both in Sweden and internationally.
Johanna Karlsson constructs meticulously detailed portrayals of landscapes in her dioramas, using a mixed media technique including copper and silver wire, paper, textile, pigment and plaster. She takes fragments of nature into a cultural context, and the result is a laboratory-like presentation with an emotional load – a personal and poetic natural science. Johanna Karlsson does not ad any special symbolic or thematic narratives to her nature studies. They belong to the larger story of all thing’s birth, construction and destruction. The time spent with the work is synonymous with the content.
Johanna Karlsson (b. 1968) lives and works in Stockholm. She is educated at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (1991–1997).
Portrait photo of Johanna Karlsson in her studio. Image credits Thomas Karlsson.
'Scen VIII', 2020, plaster, paper, pigment, metal wire, oak and artglass, 33,5 x 45,5 x 15 cm. Image credits Nora Bencivenni / Galleri Magnus Karlsson.
'Scen XI', 2020, plaster, paper, pigment, metal wire, oak and artglass, 37,5 x 51,5 x 19,5 cm. Image credits Nora Bencivenni / Galleri Magnus Karlsson.