Niko Luoma, ‘Self-tiled adaptation of Vase of Flowers (1660)’, 2017, Atlas Gallery
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Niko Luoma

Self-tiled adaptation of Vase of Flowers (1660), 2017

Framed archival pigment print
49 3/5 × 61 2/5 in
126 × 156 cm
Edition of 6
This is part of a limited edition set.
£10,000
Location
London
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About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed by artist on label affixed to back of frame
Series
Adaptations
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, ‘Self-tiled adaptation of Vase of Flowers (1660)’, 2017, Atlas Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed by artist on label affixed to back of frame
Series
Adaptations
Niko Luoma
Finnish, b. 1970
Follow

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

Self-tiled adaptation of Vase of Flowers (1660), 2017

Framed archival pigment print
49 3/5 × 61 2/5 in
126 × 156 cm
Edition of 6
This is part of a limited edition set.
£10,000
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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