Annette Johnnerfelt

Kontaktuppgifter:
Lilla skulpturgalleriet:
Plejelvägen 23
239 31 Skanör
hemsida: www.svenskakonstnarer.se/galleri/skulpturgalleri
e-post: annette.johnnerfelt@gmail.com

Teknik:
Skulptur i stengods

Medlem i:
BUS, KF, International Sculpture center, Sculpture Network (Europa), Surrey sculpture Society

Utbildning:
Utbildningen började som tonåring på konstfacks kvällskurs i Stockholm. Många terminer lärarledda kurser i Sverige genom åren. Elev på Fireborn Studios, PA, USA, 2003, Agape Ceramic Studio, Yokohama (Japan), 2004, Yamate Tougei, Tokyo, 2005-2007. Keramikern Lasse Östmans kursverksamhet i Vansbro. Morley College London, Life and Portrait sculpture, 2014.

Jurybedömda utställningar:

2011 Galleri Art On Kungsbacka
2015 Open Air Exhibition, RHS Wisley Garden London
2016 Morley Gallery, London
2017 Romelgården

Samlingsutställningar (i urval):

2007 Yokohama Japan, Gallery Building 234
2008 Swedish Embassy Tokyo Japan, “Japanese impressions-Swedish expressions”
2009 Gallery En Trappa ner Gothenburg Sweden
2010 Gallery Falsterbo konsthall Sweden
2011 Gallery Art On Kungsbacka Sweden, “Away or at home”
2012 Cercle Suedoise Paris France
2012 Galleria De Marchi Bologna Italy, “Little Treasures”
2013 Palazzo Della Bella San Valentino Foggia Italy
2013 Gallery Minerva Malmö Sweden, ”Portrait”
2013 Artfair Luftkastellet Malmö Sweden
2013 Gallery Terseaus Stockholm Sweden, “City individuals”
2014 Nordic Art Oksnehallen Copenhagen Denmark
2014 SWEA Art International, Brussels
2015 Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall London
2015 Open Air Exhibition, RHS Wisley Garden London
2015 Royal Open Arcade Gallery, London
2016 Morley Gallery, London
2016 Romele konsthall
2016 ARTEXPO, Pier 94, Manhattan, New York
2017 Romelgården
2017 Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Wien

Biography

Annette Johnnerfelt has always had a passion for creating sculptures. She graduated with a bachelor degree in social science in Sweden and worked in the financial sector. At her free time, she continued to attend professional art courses. When the family moved to USA she joined ceramic classes at Fireborn Studios in Pittsburgh, PA, and when the family continued to Japan she studied ceramic art at Yamate Tougei in Tokyo. At Morley College she has recently studied the art of making portraits from live models. Now she focuses on sculptures in a material she learned to love.

Description of the work

The structure has natural differences and hand build evidences are preserved in the dark stoneware. The material is fired for a very long time and covered with transparent glass. During her years in Japan she experienced her mentor’s sense of the material and his facilities unaffected by Western thinking. Today her work expresses an exciting balance between Japanese traditions and Western-mindset.

Artist statement

Annette’s sculptures are linked to the individual in the society, she tries to bring a reflection and recognition about social networking. Social networking creates a connection both between people and cultures. But the body language is missing which means a big part of every human’s daily life experience. Body language is so much more than words. It is to understand the communication by interpret eye contact, tone of voice, movements and touching.

The sculptures express a moment in daily life encounters. By self-fill the empty spaces, catch the flow of emotions and feel the power the viewer creates the role of human relationships in his or her own life.