(Norwegian, b. 1973)
Image and paper: 160 x 204.5 cm (63 x 80 1/2 in.)
Gift of the artist and Yossi Milo Gallery 2017.76
© Simen Johan, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC
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.