Nelli Palomäki – Shared
Jul 01, 2017 — Sep 09, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, 30 June 2017, 6 – 9 pm, in the presence of the artist.
Gallery Taik Persons is highly pleased to present Nelli Palomäki with her solo exhibition "Shared".
Palomäki’s photography, continuously pioneering the tradition of classic black-and-white portraiture, has established the artist among the most celebrated to evolve from the Helsinki School and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture over the past decade. Shared explores the complex theme of siblinghood, decipherable in its powerful, dynamic manifestations of human relationships and familial bonds. The captivating portraits of this series focus on children and young adults as subjects, who are shown solemnly engaged in situations and constellations that reveal their identities as siblings; a shared identity shaped ambiguously by elements of togetherness and separateness alike. The artist’s dedication to the theme of siblings has grown out of personal observations and experiences made in the context of past work and exhibition projects centered on children and adolescents. Without a doubt, the life-changing momentum of becoming a mother of two children herself has also affected Palomäki’s recent and current work.