Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen (b. 1982 lives and works in Berlin) produces process lead works across mediums such as installation, photography and sculpture. Concerned with the transformative abilities of elements and the properties that make up materials, Johannsen engages a scientific approach to his subjects- creating a ‘formula’ of deconstructed and reassembled components, which is then left to external factors- such as the atmosphere- to determine the outcome. Despite his works being grounded in a rigorous understanding of material, Johannsen uses his knowledge sparingly, viewing each component as undiscovered territory, and allowing the immeasurable nature of the final stage to forge new systems and reactions from his experiments.
Recent exhibitions include SPECTA Surplus Store, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen (2018); -46,08º, fffriedrich, Frankfurt (2018); Wohnfront Megadark, Plan5, Stockholm (2017); JCE Biennale 2017-2019, Le Beffroi, Paris (2017); KN 1-15, Kunsthal Nord, Denmark (2017); Times New Romantic, Kurfürstenstra.e 14, Berlin (2017); Twill, Kunsthal Ved Siden Af, Denmark (2017); Darmstädter Sezession, Kunstforum TU, Darmstadt (2017); Søby Skulpturbiennale, Ærø, Denmark (2016); viscous, ZQM, Berlin (2016); fyr, Doppelzimmer – 3 ½, KE Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015); The second death of George Mallory, Karlin Studios, Prague (2015); Men hvorom alting er, Galleri SØ, Copenhagen (2015); and Fall, Gallerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig (2014).