Persons Projects (DE)

Persons Projects was founded in 1995 in Helsinki, Finland and relocated to Berlin in 2005. Its primary focus has been the artists of the Helsinki School and the Nordic region. In 2019 Persons Projects expanded its activities to include artists from Eastern Europe. The gallery represents a selected group of established and emerging artists who work both conceptually and with the photographic process as a tool for thinking.

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Persons Projects will present a selection of new works by several of the leading artists from the Helsinki School. For the first time in Denmark, the gallery also plans to introduce the pioneering LA-based artist Grey Crawford and two of the most renowned contemporary Polish painters: Jakub Julian Ziółkowski and Dominik Lejman.

Grey Crawford, Chroma #73, from the series Chroma Figura, 1980, archival pigment print, 120 x 170 cm, © the artist, courtesy of Persons Projects

Dominik Lejman, Partition (with Maria Colusi), 2020, acrylic on canvas, video projection, 185 x 210 cm, courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, Kobold, 2021, ceramics, oil and paint, 28.4 x 11 x 9 cm, courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

Milja Laurila, Untitled Woman IX, 2022, From the series Untitled Women, archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, cut paper, 68,5 x 61,5 cm, courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

Eeva Karhu, En plein air, Spring 3, 2021, archival pigment print, 120 x 180 cm, courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

Niina Vatanen, Gravity Experiments and Cyclic Phenomena, 2021, From the series Time Atlas Sublimation, print on fabric, 290 x 175 cm, courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

Santeri Tuori, Forest #35, 2017, From the series Forest Series Pigment print, framed, 203,5 x 140 cm, courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

Grey Crawford (US)

Grey Crawford was one of the first conceptual artists from the 1970s to do photographic color manipulation in the darkroom. His “Chroma” series combines the urban landscapes of Southern California with the masked-in geometric shapes, reminiscent of the west coast hard edge painter John McLaughlin. Crawford’s colors are inspired by the Mexican architect Luis Barragán and marks a new chapter in the history of color photography. These works have only been recently rediscovered after being archived 45 years ago.

Grey Crawford (b. 1951) in Inglewood, CA, US. He lives and works in Los Angeles, US. His works, rediscovered after 40 years, recently have been shown at the Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Turku Museum, and incorporated into collections at the Getty Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and major private collections.

Chroma #28, from the series Chroma Figura

Archival pigment print, 120 x 170 cm
1980

© the artist, courtesy of Persons Projects

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Chroma #59, from the series Chroma Figura

Archival pigment print, 120 x 170 cm
1978

© the artist, courtesy of Persons Projects

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Chroma #70, from the series Chroma Figura

Archival pigment print, 120 x 170 cm
1979

© the artist, courtesy of Persons Projects

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Chroma #73, from the series Chroma Figura

Archival pigment print, 120 x 170 cm
1980

© the artist, courtesy of Persons Projects

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Chroma #113, from the series Chroma Figura

Archival pigment print, 120 x 170 cm
1979

© the artist, courtesy of Persons Projects

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Interview with Grey Crawford about the series "Chroma Figura, 1978 - 84"

Jakub Julian Ziółkowski (PL)

In Jakub Julian Ziółkowski's world, one can detect a faith in the power of the mysterious affinities which link together the human and the supernatural. His figures create tension between these two forms, questioning what is fact. The characters in his paintings can have human qualities, paired with unfamiliar qualities, shown through color, anatomical placement, and cultural symbolisms. Taking a multicultural approach, compromised of Native American, Buddhist, and Aboriginal origins, Ziółkowski creates a kaleidoscope of powerful ideas and symbols.

Jakub Julian Ziółkowski (b. 1980) lives and works in Krakow. He has exhibited at many institutions, including Hauser & Wirth, London (2017), Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection (2021), Marian Goodman Gallery (2016), Biennale di Venezia, 55th (2013), 8th Gwangju Biennale (2011), and The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2009).

A Good Man

Ceramics, oil and paint, 24 x 14 x 7 cm
2021

Courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

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Kobold

Ceramics, oil and paint, 28.4 x 11 x 9 cm
2021

Courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

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Rose

Ceramics, oil and paint, 32 x 15.5 x 7 cm
2021

Courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

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The Great-Mother

Ceramics, oli and paint, 45 x 23 x 14 cm
2021

Courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

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She Wolf

Ceramics, oil and paint, 23 x 40 x 16.5 cm
2021

Courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

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Desert Spirit

Ceramics, oil and paint, 35.5 x 19 x 10 cm
2021

Courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

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Dominik Lejman (PL)

In 2018, Dominik Lejman received the prestigious Visual Arts Prize from the Akademie der Künste (DE) in recognition of his contributions to the medium of painting and in particular his engagement with time. His beautiful, abstract canvases provide a temporary stage for light-painting performances that explore themes of human anonymity as well as the struggle against political determinism in a modern, technological world. His work blurs the line between reality and a sense of constructed fantasy, opening our imagination in the same way a magician does when he dares us to see the invisible.

Dominik Lejman’s (b. 1969, Gdańsk, PL) works have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, including: After the Wall at Moderna Museet Stockholm (1999; SE), Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof (2000; DE), the Polish Pavilion at the 9th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2004; IT), the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (2008; JP) and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2022; DE).

Attitude 3 (with Maria Colusi)

Acrylic on canvas and projection, 165 x 185 cm
2020

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Partition (with Maria Colusi)

Acrylic on canvas, video projection, 185 x 210 cm
2020

Courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

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Dominik Lejman: In His Own Words