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Photo: Markku Peurakoski

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Photo: Sanna Peurakoski

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Photo: Markku Peurakoski

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Photo: Sanna Peurakoski

 
Sanna Peurakoski
PORI SCHOOL OF VISUAL CULTURE
1975, FINLAND

LIFE VS. STILL LIFE
Statement
Life vs. Still Life consists of a combination of two separate photographic materials and the dialogue between them. Its nine pairs of photos contain both photographic and art history characteristics. The result is an association apparatus that functions like a kaleidoscope.
    Material produced by my father, amateur photographer Markku Peurakoski (1942–2000) is part of my work. His photos focus on social motifs in the spirit of documentary photography. My father’s photos are complemented by my photos of still lifes – at first glance, completely different…but perhaps not?
    The core of the work is that different methods of expression can fundamentally mean the same thing, represent the same feelings and thoughts, and communicate these across genre and time boundaries.
    The Arts Council of Satakunta has supported making of the work.

Biography
Born and bred in Helsinki, Sanna Peurakoski completed her M.A. at the University of Art and Design Helsinki’s Pori School of Visual Culture. After graduating as a photographer from the Lahti Institute of Design in 1999, she worked in advertising and magazine photography. In the past year, she has displayed her artistic work in the Taivasalla exhibition in the Gallery Poriginal and in her solo exhibition “You have to... make an omelette” at the Gallery 3h+k. She is a self-confessed serious person and a Christmas person (and in addition, the world’s best – perhaps excluding her mother – cook).
Contact information
+385 40 555 0826
sanna.peurakoski(at)uiah.fi
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