Íslensk Gráfik, Tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík
Hover, float depicts tidal changes: magnetic pushes and pulls through imagery of water and moons. The series consists of cyanotype works on paper and silk. Originally shown in Photographic Center Peri in Turku in 2017, the exhibition at Íslensk Grafík also includes more recent works.
In her artistic practice, Niskanen examines natural phenomena and landscape through a photographic lens. She draws attention to personal memories of place, space and scenery by breaking apart photographs and reassembling them to create tangible objects such as prints on organic materials.
Niskanen’s working process explores the definition of a photograph. Her distorted landscapes are built from digital photographs that are subsequently printed as digital negatives on transparencies. The negatives are then used to create traditional prints that are exposed in ultraviolet light.
Anna Niskanen (b.1990) is a Helsinki based visual artist currently at residence at SÍM. She graduated from Aalto University with a master’s degree in photography in 2017, and has since then exhibited in Finland, Iceland and Russia. Niskanen is a board member of the Photographic Artists’ Association in Finland, and is also co-founder of Kosminen; a collective, gallery and bookshop located in downtown Helsinki. This year she will take part in the renowned Finnish summer art festival in Mänttä, and in September her first solo exhibition in Helsinki will be shown at Gallery Huuto.