Jakob Johannsen


Opening/Vernissage 08.03. 2018 at 18:00

08.03. – 01.04. 2018
Johannsen’s present exhibition, deals reflexively with digital photography in relation to architecture and nature environment. Johannsen’s interest lays in the current transition of photography, through new media devices, internet and social media influences.

His art practice is characterised through work on photography, virtual and environmental space. This happens in several works with the use of pixel elements in ceramic mosaics or in conceptual photo series and videos. The pixel elements in shape of hand made tiles in mosaics, often serve as interface between the coded virtual space and the physical architectural environment. The exhibition “The Cave” combines recent with older works in a spacial interplay, shifting between different media. Translation and transition are a permanently recurring motive in his body of work and find their visual outcome in diverse forms, but always pointing back to photography.


1985 born in Germany, Johannsen holds a MFA as visual artist from Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland 2016) and a BA in communication design with major in photography from the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design (Germany 2011). Since 2012, he works and lives as artist and photographer in Finland. His works have been shown alternating in Finland and Germany at places like: Mänttä Art Festival (Mänttä), Regionale III (Berlin), on the cover page of the German “Photonews” magazine (Hamburg), Galerie Erhard Witzel (Wiesbaden) and as part of the collection Stadtgalerie Kiel (Kiel). He has recieved support from: Land Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) and Taiteen Edistämiskeskus (Arts promotion Centre Finland).