Johannes Nielsen

Artist Statement

I remember when I was a young boy around 8 years old. Lying in my bed before falling asleep, a feeling often came to me that my body parts were not the same in size and shape as I saw them during the day. Sometimes, my thumb would turn into the size of a house and my hips became slim like a needle. This fantasy became so vivid that at times I had to open my eyes just to confirm that it was not real. 


It was at this stage that I started to become aware the different kinds of worlds in life—one you can see, one you cannot; a rational objective reality and an inner reality in which we experience and exist, both equally true. The question I have asked myself since is how to transform this inner experience into a body by using clay and proportions. My sculptures are my suggestion for this internal space—not only does it exist but it is also a reality during the day when my eyes are open.


Artwork

Exhibitions

Exhibitions (selected)
Galleri Plan B (Vaxjo, Sweden)
GKA Gallery (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Galleri DanArt (Österlen, Sweden)
Shangshan art museum (Beijing/China)
Galleri Ingela S (Stockholm)
Punto Sull’arte gallery (Italien/ Varese)
Yikong gallery (Beijing/China)
AAF artfair (London/Bristol/Singapore/Stockholm)
Panncentralen (Mariestad/Sweden)
Art Stays (Ptuj, Italy)
Art space (Shenzhen, China)
Spoon artfair (Hongkong)
Damina Gallery (Hongkong)
Galleri Abante (Stockholm)
Art fair (Oslo) rep. av 8 art gallery
Galerie wolfsen (Aalborg/Danmark)
Havnagalleriet (Dragör/Danmark)
Galleri Henrik Gerner (Moss, Norge)
Sollentuna expo (artfair) Stockholm

Included in collections

“Silent poetry” 2m high horse, Privat collector (Singapore)
15 original bronze sculptures “Forest is calling” Mr. Shang wuhan (China)
“Gravity” Serie of sculptures for TetraPak (Sweden)
"Anda" (3meter tall brons sculpture) Fam. Hannells (Falkenberg/Sweden)
"Vox Vocis" Sjöbo townhall (Sweden)
Singapore polo club (Singapore)