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Niko Luoma

Systematic Collapse, R to G, 2013, from the series ‘Variations On A Standard Of Space, 2013

Framed archival pigment print
57 1/2 × 47 1/5 in
146 × 120 cm
Edition of 6
This is part of a limited edition set.
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London
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About the work
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Hand-signed by artist, sticker label
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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.

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About the work
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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label
Frame
Included
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

Systematic Collapse, R to G, 2013, from the series ‘Variations On A Standard Of Space, 2013

Framed archival pigment print
57 1/2 × 47 1/5 in
146 × 120 cm
Edition of 6
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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