About Joakim Ojanen
Joakim Ojanen’s bulbous, off-kilter ceramic sculptures and surreal paintings create an aesthetic universe of unsettling, cartoonish characters. Born and based in Sweden, Ojanen began his career as a graffiti artist, then expanded into animation, drawing, and ceramics. His style draws on comic-book imagery and his own childhood in Västerås, Sweden, while his work has been likened to that of Keith Haring, Philip Guston, Peter Saul, and Salvador Dalí. Ojanen has exhibited in Los Angeles, Stockholm, New York, Cologne, and beyond.