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Niko Luoma

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

Medium
Photography
Signature
Artist’s signed label on print verso
Niko Luoma
Finnish, b. 1970
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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.

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

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

Medium
Photography
Signature
Artist’s signed label on print verso
Niko Luoma
Finnish, b. 1970
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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.

Niko Luoma

One Day in January#3, 2007

Archival pigment print, Diasec with floater frame
61 2/5 × 76 2/5 in
156 × 194 cm
Contact For Price
location
London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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