Niko Luoma, ‘Self-titled adaption of 14 Sunflowers after Van Gogh (1888)’, 2016, Photography, Archival pigment print, Diasec, Atlas Gallery
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Niko Luoma

Self-titled adaption of 14 Sunflowers after Van Gogh (1888), 2016

Archival pigment print, Diasec
77 1/5 × 61 2/5 in
196 × 156 cm
Edition of 6
.
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London
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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-titled adaption of 14 Sunflowers after Van Gogh (1888)’, 2016, Photography, Archival pigment print, Diasec, Atlas Gallery
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About the work
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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label
Frame
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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-titled adaption of 14 Sunflowers after Van Gogh (1888), 2016

Archival pigment print, Diasec
77 1/5 × 61 2/5 in
196 × 156 cm
Edition of 6
.
Contact For Price
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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