Ea Vasko's artwork focuses on questions concerning seeing and perception. Her photographs are often abstract; her intention is to let the viewers determine the pictures’ visual contents for themselves. Vasko investigates looking as an action, and how looking can be influenced through pictures. Seeing as a function is an important point of departure in her works: How many or how few recognizable elements does our brain need in order to form a complete visual perception? An abstracted photograph rarely stays on the level of abstraction, because one always attempts to find references to reality and the location where the picture was taken. During the experience of looking, an abstract photograph changes from an abstraction into something else – from a detail into a landscape, from the meaningless into the meaningful, from abstract into representational, from surface into space.
Vasko's works examine urban environments. A city space is alluring because of its motion and changeability; it is vast and multiform, but very difficult to perceive. As a space, a city is not absolutely definable. Instead, its character depends on individual experience. The spatial experience has been a very important theme for Vasko in her artistic processes. In her recent series she concentrates on the momentary experiences, which she has encountered in a nightly cityscape.