b. 1976, Denmark

Johan Deckmann Biography

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, Rome, and São Paulo. His work is also part of the public art collection Colección SOLO in Madrid.

Johan Deckmann Featured Artworks

Don't Talk About It by Johan Deckmann contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Johan Deckmann Don't Talk About It, 2021 Acrylic on linen canvas
120 x 150 cm
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The Good Old Days by Johan Deckmann contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Johan Deckmann The Good Old Days, 2019 Acrylic on books
20.5 x 15 x 6.5 cm
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Emotional Baggage by Johan Deckmann contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Johan Deckmann Emotional Baggage, 2017 Acrylic on cardboard suitcases
43 x 75 x 21 cm
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The Way I Felt by Johan Deckmann contemporary artwork painting
Johan Deckmann The Way I Felt, 2021 Acrylic on linen canvas
150 x 120 cm
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Pain/Gain by Johan Deckmann contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Johan Deckmann Pain/Gain, 2020 Acrylic on books
23.5 x 15.5 x 5 cm
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The Voices by Johan Deckmann contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Johan Deckmann The Voices, 2021 Acrylic on linen canvas
150 x 120 cm
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Lost by Johan Deckmann contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Johan Deckmann Lost, 2021 Acrylic on linen canvas
60 x 80 cm
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Johan Deckmann Recent Exhibitions

Johan Deckmann Represented By

MAKI contemporary art gallery in Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan MAKI Tokyo
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