Visual artist Jolanta Johnsson's online gallery 2022
In my understanding, art is something incomprehensible from the point of view of practical needs – unnecessary. And yet it is. An artist is a man who feels the irrational need to make art. He doesn't know why. The need to convey on canvas or paper (I will limit myself to visual arts) impressions, thoughts or ideas is so great that the question about the goal goes to the background. The desire to create something that has never been before dominates – that is what creativity is (as I feel it). Although I work within my limits, I would like to exceed them every time. I know from experience that when I don't experience a moment of intensification, during which I can tear down something I have already done, what was meant to be, I will not feel that I created the image. Art is this effort. We use to exhibit it, also in an online gallery.
Artists are free
I think that the process of making art for visual artists means that you can be free from specific problems. Boring, maybe some bad thoughts about other people? Although the artists are by no means saints. However, when an artist is honest with himself and struggles with his art in his truth – this is such an intense process that you can not find time for bad thoughts even about an unpleasant mother-in-law.
Man in art
Man is beautiful and good, ugly and evil. We are doomed to this duality. Without the tension between these poles, there would be no art. Sometimes I think the world of nature; plants and animals are so wonderful and diverse that it is not worth looking after a human. However, this topic keeps coming back.