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Johan Potma Gets Art Inspiration from Oddballs

 - Apr 23, 2012
References: johanpotma & visualnews
While some people tend to shun from freaks and misfits, Dutch painter Johan Potma embraces them.

This Berlin-based artist takes a step into the artistry world of painting from the skateboarding scene and environment. Most of Potma's work comprise of acrylic and collage where his choice of canvas are usually made up of cigarette boxes, wood blocks and discarded box lids. The use of these materials create a sense of history with the cracks, stains, dents and used facade.

This collection of smiling, lethargic and big ogled-eyes monster look friendly and approachable. Potma's work revolves around the imagination of living in a world where so-called freaks are what society is made up of. Viewers can see this correlation in these paintings by Johan Potma as the artist bridges the gap between society and those who don't belong.