Flora & Fauna
19 May - 17 Jul. 2004
Rapakivi ?, c-print framed by the artist, 45 x 53 cm
The Suzy Shammah Gallery will exhibit the new series of photographs from the cycle Flora & Fauna, realized by Esko Männikkö between 2003 and 2004. The images are almost abstract but nevertheless, after a closer scrutiny, reveal figurative forms. Nothing is quite what it seems to be: from an amorphous mass animal shapes suddenly rise, confront us with a frozen stare, just to disappear into a maze of colours and reflections. They are direct, simple images of disturbing beauty. The images of Männikkö go right to the heart of the spirit.
Organized Freedom 61, 2001, c-print mounted on cardboard, 101 x 84 cm
Pelkosenniemi 1993, c-print mounted on cardboard, 55 cm x 63 cm