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JARKKO RÄSÄNEN
Jarkko Räsänen is a Finnish photographer and digital artist oscillating between Finland and Germany, recently capturing daily life in Lichtenberg, Germany. Jarkko uses artistic programming to enhance photos and question realistic modes of expression. Through them, Jarkko studies the possibilities of contemporary photography and video as well as its role as information mediator. One example is cutting the information in a photo file into pixel-wide slices and then rearranging them according to simple transformation rules that become digital paintings that challenge human perception. Jarkko employs the politics of free art, with its timeliness based on a critique of the digital image flood - as though trying to free the image file from the shackles of realism, allowing for the introspection of the viewer.
BIO
“Its [my art’s] timeliness is also based on a critique of the digital image flood - as if trying to free the image file from the shackles of realism and allow a possibility of introspection for the viewer”
ARTISTIC STATEMENT