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Johnny Hoglund was born in Uppakra, Sweden and is currently living and working in London, UK. He is a graduate of Goldsmiths University of London with a B.A. in fine art.
Johnny describes his work by saying, “It’s in the landscape of the human face, in which I follow the geometrical patterns. I see the directions and angles that create form. I strive for an understanding of these formal features, achieved through the gesture of mark making, by adding and subtracting paint on canvas. I’m not attempting to make a portrayal in a traditional sense, but also not just an empty facade. I’m searching for an emotional response attained by working towards a balance which is disrupted by moving around whole sections of the image. A rupture in the image, which creates a tension between the tangible and the obscure, but also leaves a presence of a personality within the image.”