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Visionary artist beyond our age
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All rights reserved to Michael U Johansson
My name is Michael Johansson, and Im an autodidact artist. I call myself contemporary, but my abstract have
its origin in my inner mind and the land beyond the contemporary existence.Im residing in Lund, Sweden
along with Jenny and I have six children. For a long time I have been interested by the soul and its origin. Since
creativity always has been a leading star in my life, I early realized that creative work promote spiritual
development. Earlier I worked a lot with leather- and woodhandicraft. Now in the connection with the meating
with my soulmate Jenny, I have resumed the artistic path painting.


It all begins for about 45 years ago in Sweden. A country which is located in the north part on this earth. The
year was 1964 - The year I was born. All my childhood were characterized by curiosity, creative joy and
exploration of my world. A curiosity which origin in the ambition to understand the meaning of life. Where did I
come from? Why do I exist? The creativety and the gift to realize and express feelings have been my
leadingstar during all years. Allready in early childhood I liked to express myself in the way of pictures. My
fantasy have allways been vivid. My thoughts and inner pictures have allways been a mix of fantasy and
imagined reality. This mix have allways fascinated me! What is fantasy? Could the imagination be memories
from lifes before this?
During a period in my life I devoted my energy to different kinds of handicrafts. During this period, in connection
with a depression, I discovered the channel inside myself. By looking into myself, I realized that there was I
way to communicate with my own soul! This took place for about 15 years ago. The time that followed
consisted of inner discovery and an intensive search for the answers to my questions; What is the meaning
with my life? Where did I come from? What happens after I die? I was learning how to meditate and practise
yoga. I studied all litterature I found in this area. All with one main goal; Get some answers to my existential
During this intensive period I became the father of five children. The birth of all five was also contributing to
my search. I am now living by Buddhistic norms and respect all livingbeings around me as my own souls
equal. I am seeing our soul as undeadly and the existing life as a phase of learning in the continuous
development of the soul. About three years ago my life centred on my wife and my five children. At this
something happened that changed my life completely! I had learned alot through the years
but now I met my soulmate! I could not believe it... Me and this new person directely felt that
we had known each other earlier but we had never met before. We both believed and felt the
same. Now a new struggle between the common sense and the feeling began. Against the
background on my belief and my knowledge, I had to let my intuition guide me. Today I am
living together with my soulmate Jenny and my two oldest boys. I have fine contact with my
three daughters and I see them alot. When the worst of my crise was over, Jenny
encouraged me to begin painting again. Now I have very clear pictures in my mind. The
guidingstar in my motives are to express my inner origin in form of picures on canvas. The
result can be inspect in the artwork I create.