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Icy Prospects 47, 2016, Jorma Puranen
Sep. 15 2018 - Mar. 15 2019
Jorma Puranen, "Of Light and Shadow"
Add to Calendar 15/09/2018 15/03/2019 Europe/Brussels Jorma Puranen, "Of Light and Shadow"

The exhibition of the famous Finnish photographer mainly includes works from his series “Icy Prospects” and “Shadows, reflections and all sorts of things”.

Attributed to the Helsinki School, his photographs reflect both his interest in the specificity of photography, the beauty of landscape and his love for art history.

Jorma Puranen’s experimental photographic works address the question of reality and artistic representation by generating disorientation and distance in front of the image. In his “Shadows” series, the aura of photography brings the classic paintings to life by creating moments of aesthetic pleasure that take us into his world of reflections and shadows beyond objectivity. His plastic and photographic reflections on landscape and historical portraiture take us into a particular universe where the here and now is sublimated by the magic of photography. Through the play of temporality and spatial interval, Puranen creates tensions between the past and the present that are symbolised by the immanence of the flashes of photographic light and the permanence of the pictorial patina. Here, the artist’s subjectivity meets that of the viewer in a kind of intersubjectivity that allows us to say with Steven Bernas that “photography is not the place of the representative but the place of the sensitive”.

Jorma Puranen builds his photographic series on this principle of sensory experience by putting the representative of the painting in the background of the photograph and by privileging the artistic over the photographic.

Paul di Felice

41A avenue J.F. Kennedy L-2082 Luxembourg Luxembourg DD/MM/YYYY true

The exhibition of the famous Finnish photographer mainly includes works from his series “Icy Prospects” and “Shadows, reflections and all sorts of things”.

Attributed to the Helsinki School, his photographs reflect both his interest in the specificity of photography, the beauty of landscape and his love for art history.

Jorma Puranen’s experimental photographic works address the question of reality and artistic representation by generating disorientation and distance in front of the image. In his “Shadows” series, the aura of photography brings the classic paintings to life by creating moments of aesthetic pleasure that take us into his world of reflections and shadows beyond objectivity. His plastic and photographic reflections on landscape and historical portraiture take us into a particular universe where the here and now is sublimated by the magic of photography. Through the play of temporality and spatial interval, Puranen creates tensions between the past and the present that are symbolised by the immanence of the flashes of photographic light and the permanence of the pictorial patina. Here, the artist’s subjectivity meets that of the viewer in a kind of intersubjectivity that allows us to say with Steven Bernas that “photography is not the place of the representative but the place of the sensitive”.

Jorma Puranen builds his photographic series on this principle of sensory experience by putting the representative of the painting in the background of the photograph and by privileging the artistic over the photographic.

Paul di Felice

Arendt House 41A avenue J.F. Kennedy,
L-2082 Luxembourg, Luxembourg