Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

I work with mixed-media installations where I combine photographs, video, sculpture and text. I am fascinated by the demarcation between images, objects and written language; how each individual means of expression, with differing temporal and material qualities, contributes to the common conversational space. I mainly use photography to convey something that exists beyond textual mapping. Yet, sometimes it is words that draw the image more clearly than light could ever manage. The short stories I write are meant to create an image of a thought process that has lead to the creation of the physical artwork. By combining the physical presence of an object with a photographic image, I aim to bridge the gap between here and there. The photographs function not only as windows to another time and place, but as mirrors that reflect actuality back to the viewer.

If my artistic practice would impose a question, it would be: what, or rather, where is an image? Where is an image that exists between the actual and the imaginary – at the feet, and in unknown atmospheres.