SUSANNA MAJURIImaginary Homeland 1.9.2012 – 23.9.2012
I suggest that you look at the images as if you could recognise the places. An encounter triggers the same kind of feelings in people: familiar or strange, near or far. I encounter you in a world of imagination and it is there where we have confronted our fears and hopes. Where do you come from? Do you know this house? Or could you be the person waiting with the birds? How does it feel to revisit a memory which is at once old and new?
I conceal my dreams and desires in images. Water paints with me, landscapes where feelings can be revealed, but remain hidden. You can recognise these photographed places in your imagination. Mysteries will become your secrets, and I want to take you into dreams. Here, my protagonists sing with tunes of joy and yearning.
Fine art photographer Susanna Majuri (b. 1978) is known for magical images, where water is often a key element. Another recurrent theme in her works is the north both as a landscape and as a state of mind. Among other qualifications, Majuri graduated in 2007 with a Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, majoring in photography. She is a member of the internationally active Helsinki School artist group. Majuri´s works have been exhibited in numerous international joint and group exhibitions since 2005. She has had private exhibitions in, among other locations, the Finnish Museum of Photography (2010), the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Belgium (2011) and the Sogn and Fjordane Museum of Fine Arts in Norway (2011). Her works are on display in several major public and private collections, both in Finland and abroad.
PRESS CONFERENCE on 31 August 2012 at Galleria Heino:
Susanna Majuri will talk about her art and present the exhibition.