Kimmo Kumela’s dark, muted colours and almost black, collection of work I Am Shadow. I Am Night. lead the viewer through a story and guide the body in one single linear direction. Subtly, it asks how do we want to perceive our world. In Kumela’s imagery, world events combine with his personal history. Together, they form a multidirectional set of interpretations that prevail as a narrative or as faceted dimensions of a landscape. Kumela plays with perception, gesture, expression, and technique. Behind poetic melancholy, the viewer is invited to find hopeful undertones.
image: Kimmo Kumela, I Am Shadow. I Am Night., 2019