Johan Andersson (born 1986 in Trollhättan) is a Swedish painter. He moved to England in 1995 and went on to study at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, earning a BA (Honours) Fine Art in 2008 and currently lives in Venice, Los Angeles with a secondary studio in South Bermondsey, London. He has been known to cite Gerhard Richter as one of his artistic influences.In 2007 Andersson became the youngest ever artist to be shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award, winning third prize for his painting Tamara., which was viewed by over 195,000 people. The representational simplicity of his early work has been compared to recent works by Alex Katz.Andersson is also a winner of the Jerwood Foundation Contemporary Painters Prize; his winning piece Kate has since sold on the secondary market for "in excess of £40,000" in a deal involving Eugene Tenenbaum. Following his early critical acclaim, Andersson has exhibited in six countries, at two major art fairs and in three museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum.In late July 2011 Andersson received a posthumous public commission to paint Amy Winehouse, which incorporated subtle use of spray paints. In July 2011 with Art Below he unveiled an image of the singer on the Northern Line at Camden Town just two weeks after Winehouse's death. The image was re-exhibited in July 2012 in Art Below’s build-up show to the Olympics. One year after Winehouse's death, Art Below reinstalled the image at Camden Town tube station, on Northern Line Platform 1.Subsequent to the announcement of Angelina Jolie's mastectomy operation, Andersson painted a commentary piece of her that spoke to his own mother's experience with breast cancer and the chasm between medical approaches, and preventative tendencies that further shield causalities. Proceeds of the painting's sale were deidicated to Falling Whistles, a charity that rehabilitates child soldiers in the Congo, a country Jolie has visited.He has collaborated with the founder of Givey, David Erasmus, on a TED (conference) called The Power of Connection. His first formal series STOLEN FACES was revealed, exhibited and auctioned at Englefield House, Englefield, Berkshire in May 2012. He has since worked on two other series of works, entitles Brand for Life and Generation of War.