Text by Karl Palmas
200 x 223 mm
Lukas/Markus is the result of a photographic project spanning over a decade. Located in the Western Cemetery in Gothenburg, architect Sven Brolid’s two mirrored chapels Saint Lukas and Saint Markus were designed and built in the 1960:s, the era when Swedish functionalism was at its very peak. A stark silhouette in the otherwise sparsely built-up cemetery, the building does little to blend in with its surroundings. However, there is harmony to be found in the fine tuned correspondence between the materials and in the considered, geometrical features giving the building its characteristic appearance.
About the Artist
The photographs of Kalle Sanner are contemplative studies of light and its constant transformation. The act of photographing is more central than the subject and location.
There is a painterly quality in Kalle Sanner photographs and the darkest ones recall Mark Rothko’s saturated and rust-red images. He dwells not in the gloom but allows light to guide him through the rooms. He observes how the winter sun’s raking light induces the walls’ surfaces and then lets his eyes wander out the window until the image dissolves into a white cloud. In the images, he focuses on details which, when illuminated, receive a monumental character. His subtle observations of geometric shapes – where tall towers emerge from the shadows – creates a sense of vertigo. If photographs are drawings in light you could say that Kalle Sanner’s portrait of light actually captures the essence of photography.
About the Publishers
BLACKBOOK PUBLICATIONS IS AN ARTIST BOOK COLLECTIVE, ESTABLISHED IN GOTHENBURG IN 2009. SINCE THE START, WE HAVE PUBLISHED BOOKS AND OTHER PRINTED MATERIAL BY INTERESTING ARTIST FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN SCENE OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY.
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