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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, Symmetrium #1 (2009) as well, 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.