View Gallery

Self-help guides by Johan Deckmann

Words by Marvin Maddix

 

 

Charlottenborg, Copenhagen based artist Johan Deckmann unveils his seres of self-help book covers. The books’ subdued shades and visible textures recall vintage self-help guides from the 1960s and 1970s, while Deckmann’s pithy expressions spotlight the irony, beauty and tragedy of daily life. “I want to stimulate the imagination of the viewer and maybe even bring some awareness. I want the words to be like mirrors.”

“The right words can be like good medicine,” says the Danish artist and practising psychotherapist, Johan Deckmann. Best known for his series of imaginary self-help guides, Deckmann combines humour, observation and accessible visual language to tackle everyday existential dilemmas.

(Visited 64 times, 1 visits today)
See More

Related Posts

    The Black experience of the civil rights movement captured by...

    Must-see installations at Desert X 2019

    ART PARIS presents its 21st edition focusing on Women Artists...

    Desert X: biennial art exhibition unveil 2019 Lineup

    Blueberry Eyes

    Tindivanam [India] for LAB101 Spring/Summer 2019

    Jordanna Kalman’s Poetic Response To The Misuse Of Her Photographs

    Betina Du Toit captures the Ethereal

 

Follow us on:

FGUK Magazine

FGUK Magazine

WHATS THE T?

Sign up and we’ll promise to keep you inspired.

POPUP.

The best of what's queer