Museum of Photography

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Simen Johan

Until the Kingdom Comes

15 June — 23 September, 2018

Simen Johan has developed a hybrid form of image-making, integrating candidly photographed animals and landscapes with a compositional structuring and conceptual intent typically associated with painting and film.


Combining image elements that he photographed in a variety of international locations, Johan's images reveal poetic and often unexpected relationships that speak to the illusory and multifaceted nature of existence. Stripes on a dazzle of Grévy's zebras mesh with the fronds of geographically incongruent palms; jaguars in a tree are both defined and obscured by their spots and dappled sunlight; pigeons flock towards light like moths (or angels).

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"The answers to who we are and what we're doing in this world will come to light and validate our existence, in a reality where understanding is never total, I depict 'living' as an emotion-driven experience, engulfed in uncertainty, desire and illusion." – Simen Johan



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