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Atlas Gallery
London

Edition 1/ 5
Preparatory drawing available with purchase of One Day in January photographic work
One Day in January#3, 2004
Ink on paper
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Artist’s signed label on print verso
7 x 10 cm (piece), 31 x 39 cm (frame)

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Helsinki School photographer Niko Luoma considers light the primary material in his abstract analogue photographs that marry geometry, symmetry, and chaos. “I am fascinated by the fact that this process leaves nothing behind—no debris, no ruin—just an exposed negative,” he says of working only with light and light-sensitive materials. Attuned to the subtle differences between “chronos” and “kairos,” the respective Ancient Greek terms for sequential time and an opportune moment, Luoma also considers time an important element in his work. For example, in “Kairos”, a 2006 series inspired by life’s unexpected revelatory moments, Luoma layered multiple exposures on single prints, introducing the element of chance and distancing himself from the idea of photography as a representational medium. Similarly, in the “Symmetrium” series (2009-12) time reveals the process through thousands of exposures on a single negative.

Selected exhibitions
2021
"ONE OF MANY EPILOGUES"Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska
Niko Luoma | For Each Minute, Sixty-Five SecondsPersons Projects
2016
Niko Luoma: A Depth ImmaculateGalerie Forsblom
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One Day in January#3, 2007

Archival pigment print, Diasec with floater frame
61 2/5 × 76 2/5 in
156 × 194 cm
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Location
London
AG
Atlas Gallery
London

Edition 1/ 5
Preparatory drawing available with purchase of One Day in January photographic work
One …

Medium
Signature
Artist’s signed label on print verso

Helsinki School photographer Niko Luoma considers light the primary material in his abstract analogue photographs that marry geometry, symmetry, and chaos. “I am fascinated by the fact that this process leaves nothing behind—no debris, no ruin—just an exposed negative,” he says of working only with light and light-sensitive materials. Attuned to the subtle differences between “chronos” and “kairos,” the respective Ancient Greek terms for sequential time and an opportune moment, Luoma also considers time an important element in his work. For example, in “Kairos”, a 2006 series inspired by life’s unexpected revelatory moments, Luoma layered multiple exposures on single prints, introducing the element of chance and distancing himself from the idea of photography as a representational medium. Similarly, in the “Symmetrium” series (2009-12) time reveals the process through thousands of exposures on a single negative.

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