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About The Author
Simen Johan originally drew attention in the early 1990s by merging digital manipulation with traditional darkroom techniques. Since then, he has been developing a hybrid form of image-making that integrates candidly photographed animals and landscapes with a compositional structuring and conceptual intent typically associated with painting and cinema. In a 2016 issue of Photograph Magazine, Lyle Rexer proclaimed: “…one of the first and best artists invading the new [digital] territory was Simen Johan.” Johan’s artwork has been exhibited worldwide and is part of numerous permanent museum collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of art, the Brooklyn Museum, and Cleveland Art Museum. Prestigious awards, include a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts and the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation at Brown University. Comme des Garcons and Louis Vuitton have featured his art in campaigns. Simen Johan was born in 1973 in Kirkenes, the extreme north of Norway, and currently lives and works in New York.
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