Johan Ibrahim Adam

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Johan came to the Royal College of Art from Konstfack on our art scholar exchange in spring 2024. He writes about his practice: ”My artistic practice is influenced by life on-, inside-, and around me, the precision of nature and science, and the openness in spiritual thinking and life itself. I play with small details until they transform into grand ideas, and sometimes with enormous thoughts that ultimately become close to nonexistent. The play is carried out with a variety of materials and media such as painting, glass, textiles and poetry. My artistic research explores individual and collective experiences, combining facts with fiction and touch on sociological subjects. I ponder on what our history and politicians have to tell us, with the aim to playfully address serious topics to examine our societal views. Many of my artworks carry a strong history rooted in reflections on societal pressures regarding contemporary politics and historical (mis)interpretations."