Impressed through the name of a 1920 epic poem through the poet and forerunner of Finnish literary modernism Aaro Hellaakoski, The Two of US at Nailya Alexander Gallery explores the poetic photographs of Finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti.
Hellaakoski is understood for his sensible use of rhyme in addition to for the combination of avant-garde and fairytale kinds in his philosophical and existential poetry. In Me Kaksi, he makes use of a satirical tone to mirror at the surreptitious closeness of 2 beings, exploring emotions of inadequacy and loneliness whilst making an attempt to articulate unspeakable truths. Identical sensations, in addition to the fortuitous come across of 2 beings, recur right through Sammallahti’s paintings. Whether or not those beings are enthusiasts or buddies, fellow vacationers or strangers, a person and his canine, or two birds or animals,
Sammallahti’s poetic photographs talk to the topics of attachment and tenderness, emotional bonds, and the enjoy of sharing one international in combination.
In her essay at the paintings, the Swedish poet Marie Lundquist writes: “Sammallahti casts a gaze filled with benevolence and empathy on males, animals, architectures and bushes that populate the earth. It makes no distinction. The entirety is hooked up. There may be all over the similar loneliness, the similar silence, the similar nostalgia. How come I in finding myself so simply in those two horses status there through the beach within the Outer Hebrides, like toys positioned right here through a kid? This can be as a result of their portrayal emphasizes their inclined tenderness and the picture is stripped of the rest that does not relate to them, so they appear to depart their animal nature in the back of to turn out to be a natural state of being.”
Ephemeral moments captured with poetry, Sammallahti’s photographs in The Two of Us are as subtle and actual as haikus. They rejoice intimacy, the fragments of serendipitous encounters, and the evanescence of all issues and beings on the planet.
The Two of US may be the name of a e-book of images through Pentti Sammallahti, printed through Atelier EXB in France in 2021.