This exhibition focuses on how selected artists from the Helsinki School use their internal compass to intrinsically measure and guide their perspective in interpreting the landscape they live in. Historically, Nordic culture abides by the power generated by the changing of the four seasons. Each of these natural time periods either by its wrath or grace, notches its mark upon its passing, leaving a reminder in its wake of how fragile our human presence is within it.
The exhibition explores the nature of a landscape by conceptualizing it from an internal perspective based upon our sensibilities. Sanna Kannisto, Sandra Kantanen, Riitta Päiväläinen and Jorma Puranen focus their themes on a more poetic interpretation, by using the natural elements to compose moments for self-reflection on where the human condition is within it. Yet all share a common thread with Eeva Karhu and Santeri Tuori, whose works measure time passage by how we collect, layer or move through it. Joined together all of these selected artists share a notional approach in how to photographically capture those complex emotional attributes that determine what our personal natures look like.
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