Purdy Hicks Gallery is showing a solo exhibition of Finnish photographer, Santeri Tuori (born 1970, Finland) on 26 February to 22 March.
Over the last seven years 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.
Tuori's recent Sky Series, taken over a period of a year, focus solely on the sky as a subject in its own right. The artist layers black and white and colour photographs, giving some more prominence while others are only vaguely suggested. As in Tuori's earlier portrait series the traditions of painting are as relevant as the traditions of photography.
Santeri Tuori studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. He has participated in many international museum exhibitions from the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki to the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Videos and photographs are included in many public collections.