SAMI PARKKINENStardust 1.10.2016 – 23.10.2016

Transparent, 2016
pigmnet ink print, diasec
33 x 25 cm
ed. 10 + 2 AP

We are made of made of the stars. We are stardust, full of life and energy. When all the energy within us is released we can fly, anywhere, in any direction. As human beings, in our human guises, we are mostly made of water, which allows us to remain on the earth´s surface. One day, all of us will be claimed by the earth and become stars and water. Just like the big bang, the force responsible for creating our universe, we will return to the universe. This process can also be viewed in reverse; as energy condensing into a single life form and taking on a human shape. A shape that is made up of stardust and water. In both directions, whether flowing in or out, the human shape appears and disintegrates, over and over again, always full of energy. Liberated. Free.

Sami Parkkinen


Photographer Sami Parkkinen´s (b. 1974) photographs and sculptures investigate the human consciousness and notions of spirituality as well as society´s need to re-invent and re-build itself. Parkkinen´s work has featured in international joint and solo exhibitions since 2009, most recently in Circulation(s) - Festival de la jeune photographie européenne in Paris (2016) and at the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition at London´s National Portrait Gallery (2015). During both of these exhibitions, Parkkinen´s works were displayed in large-scale poster reproductions at underground stations in Paris and London. Next spring, German publisher Kehrer Verlag is due to bring out a title showcasing Parkkinen´s work. Parkkinen´s art is featured in a number of collections including the Finnish State Art Commission collection and the Finnish Museum Photography collection.

 
  • parkkinen/spring_of_our_lives/04_spring-of_our_lives_sami_parkkinen

    First green, 2013
    pigment print on aluminium
    60 x 50 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    120 x 100 cm edition of 8+2AP

  • parkkinen/sami_parkkinen_into_one_web

    Into one, 2014
    pigment ink print, framed
    120 x 100 cm
    ed 8 + 2 AP

  • parkkinen/parkkinen_5_peace_2015

    Peace, 2015
    pigment ink print
    28,5 x 23,5 cm
    ed 10 + 2 AP

  • parkkinen/sami_parkkinen_self_portrait_as_a_fruit_web

    Self potrait as a fruit, 2010
    pigment ink print, framed
    14 x 14 cm
    ed 8 + 2 AP

  • parkkinen/father_and_son/parkkinen_1_arvi

    Arvi, 2014
    Pigment print on aluminum
    30 x 25, edition of 10+2AP
    66 x 54 cm, edition of 8+2AP
    132 x 108 cm edition of 5+2AP

  • parkkinen/father_and_son/parkkinen_9_growth_ring

    Growth ring, 2014
    Pigment print on aluminum
    30 x 25 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    66 x 54 cm, edition of 8+2AP
    132 x 108 cm edition of 5+2AP

  • parkkinen/I_want_the_world_to_stop_web

    I want the world to stop, 2016
    HD video, 4'04'', loop
    editio 5

  • parkkinen/spring_of_our_lives/08_spring-of_our_lives_sami_parkkinen

    Inevitable end, 2013
    pigment print on aluminium
    34 x 28 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    60 x 50 cm, edition of 8+2AP
    120 x 100 cm edition of 5+2AP

  • parkkinen/spring_of_our_lives/09_spring-of_our_lives_sami_parkkinen

    Owl & boxer, 2013
    pigment print on aluminium
    30 x 25 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    60 x 50 cm, edition of 8+2AP
    120 x 100 cm edition of 5+2AP

  • parkkinen/spring_of_our_lives/10_spring-of_our_lives_sami_parkkinen

    Mother earth, 2013
    pigment print on aluminium
    21 x 16 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    60 x 50 cm, edition of 8+2AP
    120 x 100 cm edition of 5+2AP

  • parkkinen/spring_of_our_lives/16_spring-of_our_lives_sami_parkkinen

    The gate, 2013
    pigment print on aluminium
    25 x 30 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    50 x 60 cm, edition of 8+2AP
    100 x 120 cm edition of 5+2AP

  • parkkinen/father_and_son/parkkinen_10_how_to_spend_it

    How to spend it, 2014
    Pigment print on aluminum
    21 x 16 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    66 x 54 cm, edition of 8+2AP
    132 x 108 cm edition of 5+2AP

  • parkkinen/spring_of_our_lives/02_spring-of_our_lives_sami_parkkinen

    Beginning, 2013
    pigment print on aluminium
    25 x 30 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    50 x 60 cm, edition of 8+2AP
    100 x 120 cm edition of 5+2AP

  • parkkinen/core_of_human_nature/05_core_of-human_nature_sami_parkkinen

    Into one II, 2014
    pigment print on aluminium
    60 x 50 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    120 x 100 cm edition of 8+2AP

  • parkkinen/core_of_human_nature/04_core_of-human_nature_sami_parkkinen

    Ego, 2014
    pigment print on aluminium
    60 x 50 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    120 x 100 cm edition of 8+2AP

  • parkkinen/core_of_human_nature/02_core_of-human_nature_sami_parkkinen

    Memory, 2014
    pigment print on aluminium
    60 x 50 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    120 x 100 cm edition of 8+2AP

  • parkkinen/core_of_human_nature/03_core_of-human_nature_sami_parkkinen

    Hibernation, 2014
    pigment print on aluminium
    60 x 50 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    120 x 100 cm edition of 8+2AP

  • parkkinen/core_of_human_nature/01_core_of-human_nature_sami_parkkinen

    Status quo, 2014
    pigment print on aluminium
    60 x 50 cm, edition of 10+2AP
    120 x 100 cm edition of 8+2AP

 
 
 
 
 
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