Background info of the artists:
Wilma Hurskainen
(b. 1979) lives and works in Helsinki.Studied photography at Lahti Institute of Design and University of Art and Design (renamed Aalto University) in Helsinki. Works both as a freelance photographer for commissioned assignments and as an independent artist.Has had several solo exhibitions in Finland, Germany, Romania and Moldova. Has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Europe and Japan, both in galleries and museums such as National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen; Latvian Museum of Photographic Art; The City Art Museum, Helsinki; The Finnish Museum of Photography; Borås Art Museum, Kiyosato Museum of Photograhic Art, Japan. Has been chosen to exhibit at European photography festivals such as Arlès Rencontres Photography Festival in France, F/STOP Photography Festival in Leipzig, Backlight photography festival in Finland and Kaunas Photo Days in Lithuania.
Biography from & More info: www.wilmahurskainen.com
Pasi Autio
At present, my artistic work is described by the terms play, experiment, improvisation and intuitiveness. I start without any definite goal, I make decisions intuitively, and I let the work take shape during the process. I try not to think of themes or content, because they will only impede my work and may turn into insurmountable obstacles. Kyllä hmm ei hmm (Yes hmm no hmm) was created precisely through such a process.The primary purpose of my method is to liberate my own creativeness, not to reject certain themes or content. I rely on the fact that my works address ideas and themes that fascinate me, even though I do not consciously work with them. I am interested in opposites such as yes-no, internal-external, conscious-unconscious, the individual´s relationship with the group and the surrounding world, the everyday life of people and the meanings entailed in it.My works are often both humorous and deadly serious at the same time. I do not explicitly make my works to be amusing, but humour just emerges in them on many occasions even when I tried to be serious. Biography from: http://www.helsinkischool.fi/helsinkischool/artist.php?id=9011