Do you ever wonder what emotions lay within some of the most interesting wild animals? If you were to give human characteristics to a strong buffalo or to a fragile lamb, how would they be depicted? This collection, Until the Kingdom Comes by Simen Johan, shows another way to view nature that you most likely won’t see in any National Geographic magazine. The mysterious life of the wild isn’t something that everyone is subjected to… sure, you can go to a zoo to view caged animals, but it is difficult to stare into their eyes and really get a sense of what they are feeling.
“Photographs from Simen Johan’s ongoing project, Until the Kingdom Comes, depict an unsettling natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare. Johan merges traditional photographic and sculptural techniques with digital methods. Having originally photographed a variety of plants and animals in natural preserves, zoos, farms, museum dioramas or his own studio, the artist then resituates them digitally into new environments constructed from images photographed elsewhere.” -Yossi Milo Gallery
Simen Johan was born in Norway, then later moved to New York to get his Bachelors in Fine Art. His work has been exhibited all over the United States, as well as internationally. You can experience this collection in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cleveland Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where it holds a permanent spot. When I view this collection I feel a certain connection that I never knew existed, after all, we are all animals.
via: Yossi Milo Gallery