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Johan Deckmann

Johan Deckmann was born in 1976 in Copenhagen, where he continues to live and work today. As both an artist and practicing psychotherapist, Deckmann takes found objects, namely books, and paints witty titles or pensive phrases in English which provide satirical commentary on the complexities of life. Deckmann’s psychological background directly informs his artistic practice, which incorporates universally relatable fears and commonly experienced trials and tribulations. While seemingly modest in form, the artist’s works employ the power of language to their full extent—albeit in a playful manner—pushing viewers towards self-reflection. Over the past several years, Deckmann has shown in numerous exhibitions across the globe, including in Copenhagen, New York, London, Tokyo, Rome, and São Paulo. His work is also part of the public art collection Colección SOLO in Madrid.