Johan Hansen likes best to work with typical Saami motive. With a powerful line he draws up landscape with the reindeer, Saami, sleds and lavoos. He grew up at the institution Trastad Farm, in northern Norways home for the intellectually disabled in Kvæfjord. He designs small sculptures in clay. It is usually sculptures of reindeer and the Sami people in traditional clothing. He chooses design from life on the wide landscape plateau, close contact with the natural elements and animals. Johan Hansen works in a sheltered workshop.”I have created it” is an expression Johan Hansen used to signify that he is the artist behind the work.
Info about the Trastad Collection:
Simone Romy Rossner Head of Department Trastad Collection