Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson
January 26 – April 28, 2019
Imagine a place where fish are islands, landscapes become waterfalls, and the moon is hung from a ladder. Find these impossible worlds in the work of Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer/visual artist now based in Prague, who creates dream-like realities through clever and complex montages of nature using his own photographs knit together digitally. The ASI exhibition includes 28 of his works, including seven new pieces that will be exhibited here for the first time.
Johansson has taken many photographs near the town of Götene in southern Sweden, where he grew up, and his work challenges viewers’ perceptions of reality. For Johansson, creating an image is about problem solving — photographing ideas, not moments. The exhibition was organized by Sweden’s Natural History Museum, in recognition of Johansson’s 2015 award as Nature Photographer of the Year by Naturvårdsverket.