As we mentioned in an earlier post today, we love Swedish artist Michael Johansson's work from salvaged flea market finds. But these are the works of Michael Johansson's that really caught my eye, pieces that leave me in awe because he assembles them in the way I wish I could clean my apartment: Taking disparate objects and organizing them into neat, tidy cubes. He paradoxically standardizes individuality, organizes chaos, and makes the irregular, regular.
Strovtag i tid och rum (Strolls through time and space), 2009
Armchair, books, bags, boxes, radio, clock, etc.I am intrigued by irregularities in daily life. Not those that appear when something extraordinary occurs, but the kind of irregularity that is created by an accidental form of regularity. Same colours or patterns on two different objects, two people passing each other dressed in the same outfits, a parking space packed by only red cars or discovering that an actor is playing two different roles at the same time when switching between TV channels. These instantiates of irregularities, or coincidences, provoke another focus in my practise.