Holding Your Hand, 2022
Archival pigment print on rectangular aluminum tubing
50 x 50 x 5 cm
Edition of 5
Jussi Nahkuri is an artist working with time conceptually rather than strictly documenting the world around him. His approach is inspired by the theories of French philosopher Henri Bergson, who is majorly known for his elaborations regarding the significance of immediate experience and intuition in order to understand time.
Chance also contributes to Nahkuri’s art: For the piece Sending you Kisses under the Big Tree
(2022), he took hundreds of photographs in intervals of 10
milliseconds; the differences between the photos were due to
unpredictable and natural changes in the landscape. Nahkuri sees himself
in a subordinate role, seemingly facilitating the final product – a working method that links him to artists such as Gerhard Richter or
Jackson Pollock. The artist enjoys such abstraction; The pieces, which
resemble the linear quality of a pencil drawing rather than a photo, are
his own ‘secret language’ coded just for him.