I love Johan’s faces, and even own a few. He does other forms, too. The expressions, teeth, lips, etc. have won my heart.
JOHAN THUNELL was born in 1946.
I established my studio in the early seventies after my
training at the Croydon College of Art, London.
In the early days, inspired of what I saw of work from Japan
and England, I mainly made domestic ware in stoneware and
porcelain.In later years the emphasis has shifted towards
sculptural work; renderings of beast and man in stoneware
and raku.Quite recently my interest has come to focus on
human physiognomy. A result of this interest in the human
face was my installation “A Thousand Heads”, one thousand
raku fired faces, that I´ve shown throughout Scandinavia.
I´ve exhibited at museums and galleries in Scandinavia, the UK,
Spain and the US.
Recently I´ve been a frequent exhibitor at international art fairs
In Europe, the US and Asia.
I collaborate with:
Galleri Final, Malmö, Sweden,
Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona,
Galleri Bruno Dahl, Ebeltoft, Denmark.