1.9.2012 - 23.9.2012
Galleria HeinoUudenmaankatu 16-20
FI 00120 Helsinki
Fine art photographer Susanna Majuri (b. 1978) is known for magical images, where water is often a key element. Another recurrent theme in her works is the north both as a landscape and as a state of mind. Among other qualifications, Majuri graduated in 2007 with a Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, majoring in photography. She is a member of the internationally active Helsinki School artist group. Majuri´s works have been exhibited in numerous international joint and group exhibitions since 2005. She has had private exhibitions in, among other locations, the Finnish Museum of Photography (2010), the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Belgium (2011) and the Sogn and Fjordane Museum of Fine Arts in Norway (2011). Her works are on display in several major public and private collections, both in Finland and abroad.
Last week I was lucky to be invited to the opening night of Susanna Majuri's exhibition at Galleria Heino in Helsinki. I was truly mesmerized by her work. And I could devote a whole lot of words to the depictions, but to be honest these photographs speak for themselves. I think Susanna's work is quintessential nordic and considering her being a major player in the Helsinki School the work also reminds me of Eija Liisa Ahtila, a fellow Fin on whom I have had a crush for over a decade. So should you be anywhere near Helsinki the coming month go and see this show!
all images copyright Susanna Majuri