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Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Niko Luoma

Niko Luoma

Convex Equation #1, 2010
C-print mounted on acrylic
170 x 140 cm
Edition 2/5

Inspired by mathematics and geometry, Niko Luoma is an artist who uses traces of light to create time-based images on film negatives rather than making a typical drawing.
It is no longer just an image, but a blueprint for Luoma's process of conceptual thinking. They form linear light abstractions pushing the limits to how much information one negative can absorb. This is seen with his piece, Convex Equation #1 (2010), in which every line that is seen is not due to a pencil marking, but due to light exposing the film. The work leaves the viewer with the sensation that the photograph is pulsating.