Unseen photo fair 201219.-23.9.2012 / Westergasfabriek / Amsterdam
Galleria Heino will present works by the following artists:
MARTTI JÄMSÄ (The Unseen Collection)
At Unseen Galleria Heino will present a collaborative venture between photographer Elina Brotherus (1972) and fashion photographer Kira Gluschkoff (1973), both internationally acclaimed and winners of several awards. They have photographed each other, posing the question: How does one person see another? They have also composed pictures together in which both appear in front of the camera. Brotherus and Gluschkoff sign their works jointly. This kind of collaboration between artists in which the works have two equal creators is rare in contemporary photography. The photographs are taken in places that mean something to them, in Paris and in Avallon in Burgundy. The nudity depicted in the photographs refers to the history of art but also makes them virtually timeless.
Miklos Gaál (1974) lives and works in Amsterdam and Helsinki. He has been a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2008-2009). At Unseen Gaál will present works from a broader body of work that he has been working on on-and-off for over ten years now, applying landscape photography with the focusing and perspective possibilities of a large format camera. Using of these special adaptations of photographic techniques aims to provide a way of looking beyond the capabilities of our immediate senses. Distance and the explicit partial blurred focus are a means of distancing that alters our perceptions of the depicted motifs.
Water is the important element in Susanna Majuri´s (1978) photographs. Her staged photographs tell stories with women as their main characters. In her theatrical pictures she builds fictional realities which depict a world of surrealism, dreams and the subconscious. The photographs also reflect the many symbolic meanings of water. Colours, shade, arrangements, light and space create a powerful painting-like dimension. To Majuri the most important task of her photographs is to convey emotions.
Axel Antas (1976) lives and works in London. Antas´ practice encompasses photography, drawing and video. However, regardless of medium, recent work further develops what could be considered the artist´s interest in the relationship between man, nature and our surroundings, in a manner that translates and transgresses our understanding of our immediate environment. In his works he explores man´s relation to space and nature through the construction and recording of the relics of performances.
The lights and shadows of black and white imagery have always been a hallmark of the work of Martti Jämsä (b. 1959). In this era of large-scale digital prints, Jämsä is definitely a representative of the ‘old school'. Jämsä has earned particular acclaim for the fine images depicting his own family on summer holiday in Finland, which earned him a place in the Fotofinlandia finals in 2004.