After graduating from Central St.Martins in 2008 Johan Andersson became the youngest ever person to be shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and named as The Independent’s top 20 Artists 2008. His selected work was displayed at the National Portrait Gallery and in the same year he was also selected for the Jerwood Contemporary Painters prize.
Since then Andersson has gone onto exhibit work along side artists including Anish Kapoor, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk and Howard Hodgkin, and in 2010 was selected to exhibit work in support of BreakThrough Breast Cancer at The V&A Museum.
He has exhibited and sold on the international art market including The Scope Art Fair in Basel and Cutlog in Paris. His work has also been displayed in major London Underground stations including Bond Street, Green Park, Baker street and South Kensington.
In 2010 Andersson was selected by Sky Arts to feature on a 6 week Documentary called ‘Art of Survival’ broadcasting July 2011. Johan was recently selected as top 100 most influential creatives by TimeOut as well as being featured on a TED talk.
The climax of the STOLEN FACES series was a solo show at the elusively private Long Gallery of Englefield house in May 2012 where the paintings of individuals marginalised by society replaced 17th century portraits of prominent earls and countesses.
His most recent exhibits include Saatchi gallery alongside Damien Hirst, Jake & Dinos Chapman and Mr Brainwash in October 2013. During 2013 Andersson was shortlisted for the Celeste Prize and won the Painting & Drawing award for ‘Art Takes Paris’, judged by directors from The Andy Warhol, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Lisson Gallery and the Marianne Boesky Gallery. Johan has recently been selected to show at the Royal West of England Academy in February 2014 alongside Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and Tracey Emin.