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14.07.2010

 

Water Ballads - Susanna Majuri's surreal water worlds on show in Berlin

The TAIK Gallery presents ‘Water Ballads’, an exhibition of Finnish artist Susanna Majuri’s works. The young photographer is a renowned member of the Helsinki School.

Her images are dominated by water. It is simultaneously her subject, work material and symbol. She photographs herself and others by and in the water in mysterious situations, more reminiscent of film stills.

Her fascination is made up of the characteristics of water: it carries people, we can float in it, it is colourless and yet it can take on all colours, it can reflect light in different ways and absorb it, distort and alienate shapes.

The irritation which Majuri’s images radiate is calmed by the alleged evidential aspects of the photographs; they seem to suggest: “Look, these things can happen”. The abysmal, colourfully virtuous pictures of longing are in actual fact subtle in their composition. The artist scours the water for parallel worlds, places outside of convention, vanishing points and dream worlds.

Susanna Majuri lives and works in Helsinki. She is a member of the Helsinki School and has taken part in their countless group exhibitions, most recently at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York (2010).

Her first big solo show took place this year spring at the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki and was titled ‘The Water Researcher’s Daughter’. Furthermore, a wide selection of her work has been published in books and art magazines, most recently as the cover story of England’s renowned ‘Next Level’ photography magazine.


Susanna Majuri – Water Ballads

Gallery TAIK
Bergstrasse 22
10115 Berlin

Until 28 August 2010
Wed – Sat, 12:00 – 18: 00

GALLERY TAIK : Susanne Majik - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanne Majik - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanne Majik - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanne Majik - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanne Majik - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanne Majik - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanne Majik - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanne Majik - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanna Majuri - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanna Majuri - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanna Majuri - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanna Majuri - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanna Majuri - Water Ballads

GALLERY TAIK : Susanna Majuri - Water Ballads