Leif Erik Johansen's Profile

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I express myself through the visual arts because I can say something that is not easily put into words. I continue to create because it's difficult and I enjoy the challenge, furthermore I enjoy seeing the evolution of my work as I evolve as a person and an artst. Inspiration comes to me in various ways, it could be nature and the unusual places I've see, art and culture from around the world or strange abstract face I see in the grain of wood. My characters in some way represent these often strange experiences. The more I travel, the more I experience, the more i feel inspired. One of my favorite quotes is by Mozart, "a man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, weather he travels or not, but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place." I am not so arrogant to suggest I don't have more to learn as an artist , I think most artists with any sense of humility realizes this. Therefore I…

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  • Male
  • Born on February 5
  • Joined June 29, 2009

Favorite materials

Acrylic, Oil, Pen, Ink, Wood, Plexiglas, Canvas, collage, Paper, Pencil, wires, mufflers and so on

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About

I express myself through the visual arts because I can say something that is not easily put into words. I continue to create because it's difficult and I enjoy the challenge, furthermore I enjoy seeing the evolution of my work as I evolve as a person and an artst. Inspiration comes to me in various ways, it could be nature and the unusual places I've see, art and culture from around the world or strange abstract face I see in the grain of wood. My characters in some way represent these often strange experiences. The more I travel, the more I experience, the more i feel inspired. One of my favorite quotes is by Mozart, "a man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, weather he travels or not, but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place." I am not so arrogant to suggest I don't have more to learn as an artist , I think most artists with any sense of humility realizes this. Therefore I continue to refine my work, to experiment, educate myself through books, classes and other artists and travel with the hopes that these experiences will offer a constant source of inspiration.

Thanks for taking the time to view my work and read my bio. I truly appreciate it!

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