‘Evidence of Things Unseen' by Simen Johan

By: Nika Kubiak - Published: • References: artnet and simenjohan
Simen Johan has composed a unique set of childhood stories from fragments of images taken over time for ‘Evidence of Things Unseen.’ It’s a collage of child imagination that has taken a surrealist—and nightmarish—turn.

In Simen Johan’s ‘Evidence of Things Unseen,’ you’ll see a girl wearing a paper bag over her head with a dead goose and large children’s drawings, a girl running down a hall in terror and a long-haired boy running in a trance with visible cuts and bruises.

I can’t shake the feeling that these images unfortunately represent the reality of many children. ‘Evidence of Things Unseen’ is a semi-brutal fantasy with a horrific feel to it.