BOOK LAUNCH at Galleria Heino on Friday 27 April 2012 at 3 pm:
The monograph Elina Brotherus - Artist and
her model (Le Caillou bleu, Brussels 2012) will be published in connection
with the exhibition held together by Lauri Astala and Elina Brotherus. The book contains scientific articles written by Susan Bright and Timo
Kelaranta in addition to photographs.
Most of the photos selected for this exhibition are from the book. They share a common location, France, which for 13 years has been my second home country. The series Artist and her model (2005-2011) concludes the period that began with The New Painting (2000-2004), in which I use myself as an image element, a distanced figure placed in space and contemplated through form and composition. A new, personal approach has gradually crept in over the past years.
Elina Brotherus (b. 1972) is one of Finland´s internationally most acclaimed photographers and video artists. Her early works were autobiographical. Since then, she has focused on depicting people in landscapes and exploring the relationship between artist and model. She was awarded the State Prize for Photography in 2008, the Priz Niépce in France in 2005, the Carnegie Art Award young artist scholarship in 2003 and the Fotofinlandia Prize in 2001. Her previous monographs were Études d´après modèle, danseurs (Les Éditions Textuel / Opera de Paris, Paris 2007), The New Painting (Next Level, London 2005) and Decisive Days, Valokuvia-Photographies-Photograph.