by Denimu in New Art on Thursday 11 October 2012

As a child, Michael Johansson was fascinated building models. Of his own work as a sculptural artist, he says: ‘Everyday objects from mid-20th century housewives are taken apart, sorted, and repacked in an equally outdated boydream esthetics. These two worlds are merged together and the objects are frozen in their new shape – while the function is displayed, the functionality is taken away’. He also applies the same treatment to bikes, boats and gardening appliances.