VISUAL VOICES : Jonni Ekdahl

An Interview With Autodidact Artist, Jonni Ekdahl


The genius visions of self taught artist Jonni Ekdahl show the audience that to create without limitations, rules or control is, infact creativity in its purest sense. Having had no professional art training gives this true renaissance-man the encouragement and freedom to simply create from his heart instead of trying to find a balance between educational training and personal expressions. The result is breath-taking and a treat for the viewers eyes. We had the opportunity to interview the man behind the unique visions.

What are the core and fundamental themes and concepts of your art?


My core & concept with my art is surrealistic with traces of reality.

How closely do these ideas relate to your creative process and the actual act of creating the art itself?


Very close as my creative process is unknown to me before i start, If my plan was to paint a car, tree or something real, it would be easy to explain.

Which artists/designers/creators (past or present)  are you inspired and influenced by?

Salvador Dali, Wilhelm Freddy amongst others.

Which of your work/works stands out as a highlight, a favorite, or a significant point in your creative growth and development? and why?

Most of my works stands out by themselves, i haven’t done the perfect one yet...and even if i had , how could i know it was this one?

An artist of powerful creative voice and message, what do you wish to communicate to your audience?

I would like to communicate to my audience, that they have to use their imagination to understand what i mean with the painting. 

This is not an easy task as everyone has their own imagination 

Creatively, professionally and in all aspects of being an artist, what are your goals for your upcoming works and art?

From a professional view my goal is to surprise my ordience with new spectacular images, and also to get more time to relax and reflect on what im doing, as i also runs a company in a another branch.

Painting is a way for me to relax the creative brain side when i work and vice versa when i paint.

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