Johann Kööp

Johann Kööp is a visual artist from Estonia, currently living and working in London. Kööp works most prominently with photography, reflecting on collective and individual experiences with communication in the complex contemporary world. The work is informed most notably through personal encounters and observations, which turns into a playful clash of subjectivity and objectivity. What we see is a world of abstractions and surreal indefinable emotions, attempting to navigate a realm of comprehension by finding a starting point in commonly accepted beliefs around society. Delving into possible mental complications and distortions of the self, highlighting anxious reactions to everyday life. Through strong colour and intense light, the work returns to the intensity that had once inspired it, becoming reflections of the self which might have been otherwise overlooked.


Johann Kööp – Phantoms Among Imaginations