Meet Michael Johansson
This week we have the great pleasure of welcoming Michael Johansson to Ligature Journal Issue One. Michael Johansson is a contemporary Swedish photographer and installation artist whose work resembles real-life Tetris arrangements of other people’s discarded objects.
Michael Johansson acquires his raw materials — which range from storage containers, to furniture to cutlery — from flea markets and second hand stores. He then transforms these everyday objects into sculptures, meticulously and painstakingly packing them into neat blocks to fill and define available or specified spaces.
These installations are a witty examination of the objects, displaying their function but taking away their functionality. Johansson installs many of his sculptures in public areas such as tight alleyways and doorways; his work can also be found in exhibitions all over the world. We talked to Michael Johansson about his work and his ongoing examination of society’s need for ‘things’.
Keep your eye out for Ligature Journal Issue One to find out more about Michael’s incredible art and his insights on our theme of peak stuff. Post publication update I am pretty certain we will continue to be bored with the things we already have.
You can read the full article on Michael Johansson, One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure' and see more of his fantastic work by grabbing a copy of Issue One of Ligature Journal from the online store.