© Jorma Puranen
© Jorma Puranen
© Jorma Puranen

JORMA PURANEN

Jorma Puranen was born in Finland in 1951. He graduated in 1978 at the University of Art and Design of Helsinki where (from 1996 to 1998) he also taught Photography as a professor. His works are featured in many important private and public collections as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In his most recent series of photographs entitled Icy Prospects (works available for sale), (exhibition still available), Jorma Puranen reproduces Finnish landscape through reflections on a painted surface. The tradition of master-paintings are regenerated by his up to date conceptual action: he combines various mechanical ideas to construct emotional visions conjuring up the painting of Gerhard Richter and the vertical attemption of Alberto Giacometti or Anselm Kiefer. His first solo show was held in 1991 in Finland, and since then he has been exhibiting in European galleries and  museums. He has been represented by Photology since 2005 with works included in group shows such as The Helsinki School and in 2008 with the exhibit In Natura. A finnish trilogy. He recently recreated in 2011 the art and space of the Sinebrychoff Art Muuseum in Helsinki relounching his series Shadow and Reflections. He lives and works in Helsinki.