Carl Johan Högberg

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Artist Carl Johan Hogberg's position is that different kinds of images need varying morphological processes to create the desired tension. By juxtaposing diverse expressions and combining images that have (probably) never been coupled before, his work is a pursuit to exaggerate whatever punctum originally triggered him, to enforce it, with any means possible.

Hogberg sometimes notices a confusion concerning his apparent lack of consistent style and gets questions why he treats his paintings, computer printouts and posters in such a manner as he does. One common question is if his inkjets and posters are study material which he chooses to show next to the paintings for various reasons, to make his work process-based or as a strategy to deal with authorship, but this is not the case. Even though he understands some of the risks of such a strategy, a major part of his practice is a sought suspension, which is only possible with diverse styles and sizes, materials and contexts.

An interest in media archaeology and the specific characteristics of the mediums dealt with have made up the basis of the selection of images used; sources bearing qualities of evidence, of making or proving a statement, documents with convincing powers in whatever field they originated from. He tends to find that subjective truths are usually more interesting than the consensus decided objective ditto; whether it is a mother that presents her daughter as magnetic or someone who is convinced he has captured Virgin Mary on his mobile phone. Hogberg's artistic point of departure is an oscillation between medium, source and equivocal interpretations.

Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands

EDUCATION
2013
Iaspis, Stockholm

2008-2010
De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2005-2008
BFA, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

PUBLICATIONS
2014
Art Review, issue 74 (Jan/Feb)

2011
What's up! De Jongste Schilderkunst in Nederland, Dordrecht Museum | Huis van Gijn

2010
Koninklijke Prijs Voor Vrije Schilderkunst, Koninklijke Paleis Amsterdam
Offspring MMX, De Ateliers

2009
The Session #7, 'The Obsession'

2007
READ BACK - experience as infinite differences, UVA/Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Gray Magazine #3

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2013
Internationellt kulturutbyte, Swedish Arts Grants Committee 
Elice Erlandssons stipendium, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts
Grant to attend Iaspis Stockholm
Fonds BKVB

2012
Werkbudget, Fonds BKVB

2011
Startstipend, Fonds BKVB

2010
5e Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL
Koninklijke Prijs Voor Vrije Schilderkunst (winner)
5e Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs 2010 (shortlisted)
Wim Izaks Prijs (nominated)

2008
Buning Brongers Prijs (nominated)

2008-2010
Grant from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to attend De Ateliers

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Post-Fordist Yoga, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsetrdam, NL
Shuttlecock feat. Bob's Your Uncle Sports Bar, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, NO

2013
Christian Larsen gallery, Stockholm, SE

2011
Kingfisher, BIS71 ruimte voor kunst, Geleen, NL
Health Through Sports, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL

2009
She Who Speaks, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, NL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
LIAF 2015, curated by Matt Packer and Arne Skaug Olsen, Lofoten, NO

2013
The Black Moon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
Open Studios, Iaspis, Stockholm, SE
Prospects & Concepts - Mondriaan Fonds toont talent, Art Rotterdam, NL

2012
Secret Postcards, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
Ology, Amstel 41, Amsterdam, NL
Painting Now, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL

2011
What's Up! De Jongste Schilderkunst in Nederland, Dordrecht Museum | Huis van Gijn, NL
Art Amsterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL

2010
Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst, Koninklijke Paleis, Amsterdam, NL
Test Assembly, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, NL
Runaway Train, Bonniers konsthall, Stockholm, SE
Offspring 2010, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

2009
Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE

2008
Taming the Untamable, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL
Paraat #4 (Best of Graduates 2008), Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL 
MudPie, W139, Amsterdam,NL 
T.i.s.t. TWAY 2, Amsterdam, NL 
Rietveld in the Oude Kerk, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL

2007
Experience as infinite differences, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL