Ways of seeing
Image: Jonna Johansson, Spontaneous, 140×140 cm, oil, acryl, ink on canvas, 2020
Jonna Johansson ( b. 1975) is a visual artist based in Helsinki. She has studied at the
University of Brighton, England (BA) and Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, MFA
Johansson works mostly with paintings and her works have been
exhibited at several exhibitions in Finland as well as other places in the world.
Jonna Johansson deals with humanity and a gender studies on a large scale in her works.
She takes a stand on global phenomena by means of her paintings and installations. The
final work is a versatile discussion of content and visual splendour.
Her works can be interpreted from different points of view. Johansson paints the everyday
realism, even its reverse side, either as it is or covered in a pastel dream.
She uses oil, acrylic, ink and alkyd paints, and her clear forms and bold colours relate to
fantasies. Johansson’s works are aesthetically wonderfull, and her works capture the
viewer easily due to the powerful use of colour and brush.