Finnish artist Maija Savolainen was born in 1981 in Turku. After art, photography and design, she works today in Helsinki. Her work is specially focused on an exploration of perception and light. She considers photography as a synthesis of time and light, and she’s always searching to composer, decompose and recompose these two subjects to create some illusions.
Through her series Paperworks, that is here, she studies the sunlight and the photographic way of seing it. On each sea picture, she places a thin white translucent paper, creating the illusion of a pastel horizon’s line with the sunlight when we look at it from a distance. She played with the two words “sea/see” (the horizon of the sea from far / what we really see when we come closer) that look alike by their phonetic.
KÖKAR (TWILIGHT TANGERINE), 2013.
UNTITLED (BLACK LIGHT), 2012.
LAPINLAHDENKATU (STEEL), 2012.
UNTITLED (BURNT MAGENTA), 2012.
BRÄNNSKÄR (BRIGHT LIGHT), 2013.
HIETANIEMI (WINTER´S DAY), 2013.
KÖKAR (AIRY MORNING), 2013.
KÖKAR (STORMY WHITE), 2013.
UNTITLED (VIOLET), 2012.
Installation view: Paris Photo 2013, Gallery Taik Persons.