Oct 1, 2021
Oct 1, 2021

Untitled #171 (Tar Pit)

Untitled #171 (Tar Pit)


Simen Johan

(Norwegian, b. 1973)

Chromogenic print

Image and paper: 160 x 204.5 cm (63 x 80 1/2 in.)

Gift of the artist and Yossi Milo Gallery 2017.76

Edition: From an edition of 6 + 2 Artist's Proofs



One of the earliest artists to combine darkroom practice with digital manipulation, Johan uses Photoshop to meld hundreds of shots of animals, plants, and landscapes he has taken around the world into beautiful, compelling, yet eerie new ecologies. This image sets a tar pit in an Icelandic volcano and populates it with Peruvian yellow-headed blackbirds.

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