Johan Andersson is probably one of my favorite modern artists.
He's really young, early twenties but so so so talented. I really admire his work a lot.
"I am diversely spontaneous in the way I work the paint. I don't see any limits to painting nor do I limit myself as an artist. The portraits are full of intrigue in their subtle contradictions, giving them an ambiguous and awkward underlying tension. My work also challenges perceptions of beauty and identity. They lie somewhere in between dream and reality and they play with preconceptions, causing conflict between mind and reality thus creating a cognitive dissonance."-Johan Andersson