Johannes Nielsen

Born: Sweden, 1979.  Based in Beijing, China

Disco , Oil on Canvas, 152 × 109 × 4 cm

Disco, Oil on Canvas, 152 × 109 × 4 cm


Lunds Art School, Sweden (Fine Art, 2011)

Johannes Nielsens is a Swedish artist, he was born in 1979 in Falkenberg, Sweden. He graduated in 2003 in Fine Arts from the Lunds Art School. Between 2003 and 2005, he worked as an artistic assistant in Dublin then came back to Sweden, Gotenburg until 2007. He lives and works in Beijing now.

At the age of 8, he realized in bed during his repeated dreams that the perception of his own body could vary. He imagined himself with huge hands or thin needle like legs and sometimes woke up and realized that it was just a dream. This is when he understood the difference between rational objective reality and inner reality, an imagination where the human being seems to evolve constantly. 

With the help of his creations, the artist wanted to transform this inner experience of the physical body by using clay and proportions. His sculptures are not only personal due to the depiction of this inner space, but a visible honest reality.


2003        Lunds Art School, Sweden, Diploma in Fine Art


2010        Signature Art Prize


2018        Damina Gallery, Hong Kong
                Galleri Abante, Stockholm
                Art Space, Shenzhen
                Punto Gallery, Milan
2017        Spoon Artfair,Hong Kong
                Art Stays, Ptuj
2016        AAF Singapore, Singapore
                AAF Bristol, Bristol
                AAF Battersea, London