Jonas Ohlsson

Studio practice

Jonas Ohlsson, 1967, Örebro, Sweden, studied at Örebro Art Academy, Gerrit Rietveld Academy and The Sandberg Institute.

Ohlsson has exhibited and performed in places such as Frankfurter Kunstverein, Sao Paulo Biennial, Palais de Tokio, Paris, Krinzinger gallery Vienna, De Appel, Amsterdam, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik,  Bonniers Konsthall Stockholm, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CEAC Xiamen and the Marrakesh biennial among others...

I use art to talk about important existential questions and to celebrate life
and to meditate about death and prepare myself for it.

Art and music is not a goal in itself for me, but a tool!

Before I became a cultural "speaker", I was a listener.
I listen carefully to what others have said and done before me.
I don't "believe” in art...I KNOW it works!
Art has changed me a million times and will continue to help me evolve, until the end of (my) time.

I believe that some people like art...others need it.
I need art and music!!!

I have an open, collaborative & organic practise.
My two main loves remain drawing and electronic music but I also work with porcelain,
jeans sculptures, wood installations, Djing, writing and curating.

Each part helps strengthening and inspire the whole.