MARTTI JÄMSÄPhotographs 6.8.2011 – 28.8.2011

Objets trouvés: Detachable collar (undone), 2011
silver gelatin print
52 x 52 cm
edition 10

The trademark of photographic artist Martti Jämsä has always been his black and white imagery with its lights and shadows. As a photographic artist he is also very much a craftsman, so in this age of large digital colour proofs he is as if a representative of the old school. Jämsä develops and frames his photographs himself, which allows him to determine the final result, such as the quality of the grayscale reproduction, the surfaces and how he presents his art.

In the photography on display in the upcoming exhibition, Jämsä highlights individual and highly symbolic items that convey heavily the past. He has also assembled objects that contain his photographs. In connection with the exhibition, a collection of photographs will be published under the name Löytöjä - Objets trouvés containing 16 round black and white photographs and text by Leena Kumola:

"The round format of the dark images metaphorically emphasizes a view of a different, past time. The objects in the photographs have a distinct form, standing out against the simplified darkness and distancing it from everyday reality. Light is subtly reflected from the shapes, lending delicateness of tone to them. The disparate collection of objects mirrors the randomness and plurality that is characteristic of life, of the unexpected things from which the meanings of existence are formed."

"Human memories are aroused by all kinds of perceptions. A glimpse of a star decoration from a Christmas tree or of worn household objects can make time disappear and turn into something else. It can restore for a moment strands of long-forgotten moments that seemed everlasting at the time. The same is true of dreams and fantasies. Their echoes, lost and forgotten in time, may unexpectedly flicker in symbols that are familiar to all of us."[i]

Rauli Heino

 

[i] An excerpt from Leena Kuumola´s text "Reminiscences of the past" in portfolio Martti Jämsä: Löytöjä - Objets trouvés (2011)

 
  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_AUTIOTALO_I_2011

    Abandoned house I, 1976-2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_AUTIOTALO_II_2011

    Abandoned house II, 1976-2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    editio 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_AUTIOTALO_III_2011

    Abandoned house III, 1976-2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    editio 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_AUTIOTALO_IV_1976_2011

    Abandoned house IV, 1976-2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    editio 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_AUTIOTALO_V_2011

    Abandoned house V, 1976-2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    editio 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_MUISTOJA_I_2011

    Memories I, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_MUISTOJA_II_2011

    Memories III, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_MUISTOJA_III_2011

    Memories III, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_MUISTOJA_IV_2011

    Memories IV, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_IRTOKAULUS_I_2011

    Objets trouvés: Detachable collar I, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_IRTOKAULUS_II_2011

    Objets trouvés: Detachable collar II, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_IRTOKAULUS_III_2011

    Objets trouvés: Detachable collar III, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_IRTOKAULUS_IV_2011

    Objets trouvés: Detachable collar IV, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_IRTOKAULUS_V_2011

    Objets trouvés: Detachable collar V, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_IRTOKAULUS_VI_2011

    Objets trouvés: Detachable collar VI, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_JOULUKUUSEN_TAHTI_2011

    Objets trouvés: Christmas Tree Topper, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_METRINMITTA_2011

    Objets trouvés: One Metre Measure, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_PEILI_2011

    Objets trouvés: Mirror, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_LINTULAUTA_2011

    Objets trouvés: Bird Table, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_KIRJANMERKKI_2011

    Objets trouvés: Bookmark, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_VISPILA_2011

    Objets trouvés: Whisk, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_LELU_2011

    Objets trouvés: Toy, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_LAUTANEN-_II_2011

    Objets trouvés: Plate II, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_NENALIINA_2011

    Objets trouvés: Handkerchief, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_PAKETTI_2011

    Objets trouvés: Parcel, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_MATTOPIISKA_2006_2011

    Objets trouvés: Rug Whip, 2006/2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_VALKOVUOKKO_2011

    Objets trouvés: Wood Anemone, 2004-2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_LAUTANEN_2011

    Objets trouvés: Plate, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_SULKA_2011

    Objets trouvés: Feather, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_VISPILA_II_2011

    Objets trouvés: Whisk II, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_JOULUPUKIN_NAAMARI_2006_2011

    Objets trouvés: Father Christmas TMask, 2006/2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_LYHYTKOISO_2011

    Objets trouvés: Chinese Latern, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_KORISTE_2011

    Objets trouvés: Decoration, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_TOINEN_PALKINTO_2011

    Objets trouvés: 2nd Prize, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_TULPPAANI_2011

    Objets trouvés: Tulip, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_LOYTOJA_IRTOKAULUS_AUKI_2011

    Objets trouvés: Detachable collar (undone), 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_KIRJAIMIA_I_2011

    Letters I, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_KIRJAIMIA_II_2011

    Letters II, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_KIRJAIMIA_III_2011

    Letters III, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    52 x 42 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_VOIKUKKA_2011

    Dandelion, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    24 x 20 cm
    edition 10

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_MAISEMA_2011

    View, 2011
    silver gelatin prints, glass
    60 x 70 cm, 53 x 30 cm
    chair, clamp, books
    120 x 100 cm

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_MATKAMUISTO_2011

    Souvenir, 2011
    silver gelatin print, metallic holder
    27 x 15 cm

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_VARJOJEN_JA_VALOJEN_MAA_2011

    Land of Light and Shadow, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    60 x 45 cm

  • jamsa/2011/MARTTI_JAMSA_KASTE-copy

    Dew
    4 silver gelatin prints, framed
    2 x 3 m

  • jamsa/2011/Loytoja-portfolio

    Löytöjä - Objets trouvés - portfolio, 2011
    16 silver gelatin prints
    Text: Leena Kuumola:
    "Reminiscences of the past"
    edition 20

 
 
 
 
 
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