Jakob Johannsen

Visual artist, photographer & communication designer BA | MFA

Short Bio

1985 born in Germany, Johannsen is holding 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 photography from the Muthsius University of Fine Arts and Design (Germany 2011). Since 2012, he works and lives as artist and photographer in Finland. His conceptual art practice is characterised through the reflexive dealing with digital photo media and socio political themes. This happens in several works with an unconventional use of pixel elements in ceramic mosaics or in conceptual photo series and videos. As he lives in Helsinki as mixed family of different cultural backgrounds, diversity and questions of translation in many aspects, are an important part of everyday life. Translation and transition are a permanently recurring motive in his body of work and find their visual outcome in diverse media. His works have been shown at Mänttä Art Festival (Finland), on the cover page of the German “Photonews” magazine (Hamburg), at Galerie Erhard Witzel (Wiesbaden) and as part of the collection Stadtgalerie Kiel. He was supported e.g. by the Land Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) and the Taiteen Edistämiskeskus (Arts promotion Centre Finland).

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