Searching for the Shapes Within

Searching for the Shapes Within

We would like to give you the opportunity to experience our current group exhibition with a curated online viewing by Timothy Persons: Searching for the Shapes Within presents works by Grey Crawford | KwieKulik | Teresa Murak | Riitta Päiväläinen | Finnbogi Pétursson | Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir | Ryszard Wasko recounting the collective approach in how the artists use our natural landscape as the raw material for their frames of thinking. These works represent personal stages without borders, where there is no other audience but the future.

Artist Interview: Mikko Rikala

Interview with Mikko Rikala on the occasion of his solo exhibition Paradigms of Chance at Persons Projects. 

Mikko Rikala is an artist who uses the photographic process as tool for gathering and recording material to help him in his philosophical pursuit of finding different ways to explore what’s behind the rational self. Rikala states, "I’m trying to uncover the relationship between what is seen as rational on one hand and what is perceived as irrational on the other.” His work is a reflection that merges mystical and philosophical thoughts through the empirical process of observation. Unlike his previous works, where he used the photographic process to record the now and then, these new pieces focus on the mysteries that lie beneath the unseen. He asks, "What are the possibilities for a person to observe and understand the world beyond the rational mind?”
Artist Interview: Mikko Rikala
Artist Interview: Eeva Karhu

Artist Interview: Eeva Karhu

Interview with Eeva Karhu on the occasion of her solo exhibition Shadows Within at Persons Projects. The show was part of the European Month of Photography Berlin, and open from 11 September - 14 November 2020.

Eeva Karhu is one of the new generation of artists emerging from the Helsinki School who use nature and its seasonal passing as their personal barometer to measure and translate our world by the power of its presence in our daily lives.

She uses photographic process of layering one image upon another as her method for collecting the passage of time. This is most evident in her ongoing Path series, where she photographs the same walking route she takes from her home. After her walk, she compiles all the photographs together into one image to form the given moment they were taken in. Karhu continues this process throughout the year, creating her own visual calendar of time periods based on the harvesting of light from one moment to the next.

Film and Music: Jouko Aroheinä
Edit: Eeva Karhu
Photographs copyright Eeva Karhu
Exhibition photographs copyright Emese Kiss

Artist Interview: Santeri Tuori

Interview with Santeri Tuori on the occasion of his solo exhibition Time Is No Longer Round at Persons Projects. The show is part of the European Month of Photography Berlin, and open from 11 September - 14 November 2020.

Santeri Tuori uses a camera to engage with the properties of nature and its power of change over the past two decades. Forests, skies, lilies, and wind are only some of the basic elements you might find in any Nordic landscape, and all become items of Tuori’s interest and observation. How should we value these essential features that make up the northern scenery is the fundamental question that lies behind Tuori’s work and his fascination with the passage of time. 


⁠Filmed and edited by Daniel James Court
Photographs copyright Santeri Tuori

Artist Interview: Santeri Tuori