Artist talk: Johnny Boy Eriksson (Sweden)

It was a typical afternoon in August. The sun was shining, the weather was good. And I was about to enter one of the most remarkable exhibition in my life — so far. Let´s take a closer look.

And in a “simple white gallery”, an absolutely unique world was created with material as basic as a brown duct tape, bought from the nearest hardware store. Being more specific, it took the artist six weeks of preparation, using 3000 rolls of duct tape, equaling 200 km. — Konsthopp, 27th of August 2011

The exhibition: Devoured, one of the most-talked-about exhibition in Stockholm last summer.

The place: Upper-class gallery in the heart of the city, better known as the Wetterling Gallery.

The artist: After a while, I noticed a laid-back guy, wearing long shorts and a white t-shirt, with a black cap turning backwards on his head. The name, “Johnny Boy”, looked good on him.

A talk with the Gothenburg based artist, is a refreshing recreation in the everlasting winter darkness.

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“Devoured” by Johnny Boy Eriksson in Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm 2011

Photograph by Konsthopp

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  1. Here I was, the ignorant Canadian, wearing shorts and a T shirt thinking that Africa was hot all the time.

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