Light plays a central role in Eeva Karhu's works. She is an artist who uses the photographic process of layering one image upon another as her method for collecting the passage of time. Much in the same way as Impressionist painters made repeated studies of the same subject, she takes a photo everyday at the same point of her path home. She complies her photographs from one month or one season, using layering or collaging techniques to create a unique image. The work reveals a startlingly wide range of changes in nature. Recording both the time of her own movements and the longer cycles of nature, her work intertwines into a personal study of perception and its fundamental links with space and time. Karhu continues this process throughout the year, creating her own visual calendar of time periods. Karhu states: "I study this cyclic movement. I take part in it, by walking the same circle route during one year. I record the time that I will soon pass through while I experience the timelessness of its passing."
Eeva Karhu was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland, in 1980. She lives and works in Helsinki. Karhu graduated from the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2014. She has held international solo and group exhibitions among others at The Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, FI), at The Lahti Art Museum (Lahti, FI), or Persons Projects (Berlin, DE).