Ville Varumo
Playground

13.5.2016–9.9.2016

ORANGE
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
100X75 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
1600 €

AQUA
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
80X60 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
1100 €

RED
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
50X40 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
550 €

GOLD
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
80X60 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
1100 €

LAVENDEL
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
50X40 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
550 €

NUDE
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
80X60 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
1100 €

PINK
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
80X60 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
1100 €

NAVY
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
80X60 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
1100 €

BURGUND
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
80X60 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
1100 €

PURPLE
FROM THE SERIES ‘PLAYGROUND’
2016, EDITION OF 5 + 2 AP
80X60 CM
DIGITAL PRINT ON FINE ART PAPER
FRAMED IN OAK WOOD
1100 €

Playground

In Ville Varumo’s series Playground randomness takes over beauty and control. Portraits and still lifes – the classics of visual arts – have been given a new distorted and obscured surface bringing forward a contemporary combination of both delight and melancholy.

The portraits are caught in a different spacetime altogether with Varumo including elements of the more styled and set-up nature of the fashion world context. While the portraits give space for the characters to become their own, the abstracts play with the concept of images being caught between paintings and photographs.

Varumo’s sources of inspiration for this series derive from the Bauhaus Movement and the world of Nintendo games.

Ville Varumo

Ville Varumo (b. 1986, Turku, Finland) is a photographer whose images travel effortlessly between the worlds of fashion, portraiture and landscapes.

His style is recognizable with reoccuring elements, such as strong characters, the use of silhouettes and a painterly light. He lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.