John Ma (China) is Artist in residence at Konstepidemin 1st June- 31st August 2017

I paint with both water color on paper and oil on canvas. Three years ago, I visited Gothenburg for the first time and was shocked by the gorgeous light and shadow of the Nordic landscape. From then on, I began to explore a new theme, straight out a view of Nordic nature and culture from an oriental artist’s eyes and express it by traditional means. Superrealism and symbolism appear in some of my works, which create a new perspective to the conversant sight. The background of my life experience in different cultures brings me up to be a trans-culture artist, give me a unique view of the world.



John Ma, Panda in the Sea, oil on canvas, 2016,

John Ma, Scraped car, watercolour on paper, 2017

Born in Shanghai, China 1969.
Art collage of Ningxia University
Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, China
University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Solo and group exhibitions in Canterbury, Shanghai, Stockholm, Gothenburg.

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