Johan Andersson is a Swedish Artist based in Los Angeles. After graduating from Central St. Martins in 2008, Johan Andersson became the youngest ever person to win third prize for the BP Portrait Award and named as The Independent’s top 20 Artists 2008. His selected work was displayed at the National Portrait Gallery and in the same year he was also selected for the Jerwood Contemporary Painters prize.
Since then Andersson has gone onto exhibit work along side artists including Anish Kapoor, Tracy Emin, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk and Howard Hodgkin, and in 2010 was selected to exhibit work in support of BreakThrough Breast Cancer at The V&A Museum.
Andersson has exhibited and sold on the international art market including the Scope Art Fair in Basel and Cutlog in Paris. His work has also been displayed in major London Underground stations including Bond Street, Baker street and South Kensington.
In 2011 Andersson was featured in a six week documentary by Sky Arts called "Art of Survival", and was recently selected as a top 100 most influential creatives by TimeOut as well as being featured on a TED talk. in 2012 he exhibited at the Royal West museum bristol as well as the Saatchi gallery in London. Private collectors in 2015-16 include George Lucas and prior to that Eugene Tenenbaum, the director of Chelsea soccer club.
Johan painted the first official portrait of human rights activist Mariam Ibrahim in 2015. She was sentenced to death for apostasy and 100 lashes for marrying a Christian man was to rescued as a result of an international outcry that included the voices of such luminaries as Angelina Jolie, President Obama, Clinton, Prime Minister David Cameron and Pope Francis.