Simen Johan – ‘Until the Kingdom Comes’

Simen Johan’s series ‘Until the Kingdom Comes’ – merging documentary imagery and digital manipulation of animals in new environments to convey contradictory effect between opposing forces that are simultaneously familiar and absurd, natural and artificial, serene and eerie, primal and mindful.

“I often feel like I am attempting to reconcile the irreconcilable as I explore the paradoxical nature of existence.”

Simen Johan -  Until the Kingdom Comes

Simen Johan – Until the Kingdom Comes

 

“Until the Kingdom Comes’ refers less to religious or natural kingdoms and more to the human fantasy that one day, in some way, life will come to a blissful resolution … In a reality where understanding is not finite and in all probability never will be, I depict ‘living’ as an emotion-fueled experience, engulfed in uncertainty, desire and illusion.”

 

Simen Johan -  Until the Kingdom Comes

Simen Johan – Until the Kingdom Comes

 

The photographs are collected in a photo book.