BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Santa Monica, California 1963 and moved to Göteborg, Sweden in 1978 where I lived off and on until 1990. During this timeframe, when I wasn’t living in Göteborg, I was either working and painting in Riksgränsen (Lapland) or traveling and painting in the US, or in Southeast Asia.

Between 1990-1992, I attended Gotland Art College, located on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Among several other active artists teaching there, I was mentored by Helena Andreeff and Staffan Laurin, both inspiring me to pursue a career as a visual artist.

After a year in Los Angeles in 1995, I returned to Gothenburg where I continued painting and had a few solos shows at among other venues, Galleri Gibraltar and Galleri Viking.

In 1997, I moved to Malmö in the far south of the country which, with the exception of a few year-long stays in the US, Asia, and Spain, I’ve called home ever since.

Travel has always played an important role in my life and my art is a certainly a reflection of my visual and social impressions from around the world.

Last updated: January 2023

Contact me:

joakim@raboff.com

+46709404919