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    Sale 7624


    19 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    MARKO VUOKOLA (b.1967 Finnish)

    The Seventh Wave 4, 2002

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    MARKO VUOKOLA (b.1967 Finnish)
    The Seventh Wave 4, 2002
    chromogenic print diptych
    signed in ink on typed label with credit, title, date and edition '3/3' on backing board
    each 49 1/8 x 49 1/8in. (125 x 125cm.)
    49 1/8 x 103¼in. (125 x 265cm.) overall (2)

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    This work is number 3 from the sold-out edition of 3 + 1 AP.

    Of the series, Vuokola writes: 'The Seventh Wave consists of pairs of images with precisely the same cropping and angle of view...Two seconds or six hours can pass between the moments of taking the pictures. In some of the pairs, the difference can be seen easily, while in others it is less obvious. Even the blink of an eye is time enough for many atoms to revolve, grasshoppers to leap and glimmers of light to change places.' (Artist statement, 2007)

    Vuokola earned his MFA from The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in numerous private and institutional collections, including Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Finland. He is the recipient of several awards and is an active lecturer in photography and video work. He lives and works in Helsinki.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    With the title The Seventh Wave, I refer to both expecting something better and greater, as well as the great, eternal and even romantic cycles of life.




    Marko Vuokola: The Seventh Wave, Galerie Anhava, 2008, pp.26-27 (fig.G).