Layaway Days: Art collecting on a Budget
Johan Andersson is a Swedish painter, who rose to popularity after being shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award. At the time, he was the youngest artist ever to be shortlisted for the prestigious award. Andersson has been lauded by critics and collectors alike, as his realistic portraits often depict the vulnerable and those who typically occur on the periphery.
The following excerpt is taken directly from Andersson’s artist statement,
“ANDERSSON seeks to give representation and visibility to those who do not conform within the popular social consciousness of culture. Whether expressed through paintings confronting issues of body image, ethnic or racial prejudice, religious discrimination or gender stereotypes; the protagonist is often someone who might easily be overlooked.”
Johan’s originals are typically valued between $10,000-30,000. However, fans of his work are able to purchase signed, giclee prints from Art Unified, which he co-founded. The limited edition prints can be purchased signed or unsigned, in a few different sizes. Prints are typically limited to an edition of 80, ranging in price from $150-$450 (size/signature dependent).
Prints can be found here: