Niko Luoma, Adaptation of 'Vase of Flowers on a Garden Ledge' (by Jan van Huysum, 1730) 2017, C-Print, Diasec, 76 x 61 1/2 inches
Niko Luoma, Adaptation of 'Vase of Flowers on a Garden Ledge' (by Jan van Huysum, 1730) 2017, C-Print, Diasec, 76 x 61 1/2 inches 

Niko Luoma - Proximity

01/03/2018 - 14/04/2018

BRYCE WOLKOWITZ 
505 West 24 Street 
 
10011 New York

brycewolkowitz.com   

 
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to present Proximity, its second exhibition of photographer Niko Luoma.
Proximity centers on a recent body of large-scale photographic works called Adaptations. Based on Cubist ideas of visual space, celebrated works from the history of art are broken down into geometries and reassembled using multiple exposures to a negative. These exposures, abstract yet calculated, emulate the use of simultaneous viewpoints found in Cubism.
The artworks of reference, spanning the Baroque to the Modern, have in common a visionary approach to form and perspective. Here we see adapted versions of Velázquez's Las Meninas (1656),Monet's Nymphea (1926) and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Picasso (1910), dynamically rendered as compositions of overlapping planes of color and dimensionality.
Luoma's work embodies both the scientific and unexpected natures inherent in photography. Previous series, Variations on a Standard of Space (2013) and Symmetrium (2010), developed his investigations into the reformulation and abstraction of spatial events. Though dedicated to traditional processes of capturing light to film, his work across two decades has established him as a true innovator of analogue photography.