Santeri Tuori

Water Lilies

28 February- tbc

Purdy Hicks is pleased to present an exhibition of new photographs by Santeri Tuori, coinciding with the launch of his monograph with Hatje Cantz.

Over the last seven years Santeri Tuori has spent much time on the remote island of Kökar in the Åland archipelago making The Forest series. Tuori photographs the same place, from the same spot, over and over again at different times and seasons, sometimes years apart. Multiple images, both black and white and colour, are then superimposed.

The new Water Lilies series to be exhibited was made in a similar process: Tuori photographed ponds over a period of time. The resulting works are layered images with two or more layers on top of each other taken at different times. The same layer might be there more than once; in black and white, in colour, sometimes inverted into negative.
The image becomes abstracted; no longer a specific record of the original pond and water lilies photographed by Tuori, but more the essence and memory of the place

Santeri Tuori (born 1970, Finland) studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. With his photographs and films he has found away to make the landscape genre come alive. His works are part of the collections of EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Frac Haute Normandie France, Malmoe Art Museum, Brandts Klædefabrik: Museet for Fotokunst, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.