• Anni Leppälä, Small forest (2013)

    A Finnish artist Anni Leppälä’s (born 1981) photographs are showing at Purdy Hicks gallery in London 24 January to 22 February 2014.

    In her works Leppälä explores the relationship between the past and present. Leppälä is drawn towards the 'possibility of being able to make a moment motionless, to make something stand still.

    Her photographic style is a visual expanse that covers a multitude of landscapes, surfaces and enclosed spaces, including streams, human figures caught in the seclusion of their own presence and antique paintings. Like stylised postcards or snapshots, her works take on an aura of frozen time, recording both fleeting moments and the small glimpses of larger tales from which they are taken.

    Leppälä lives and works in Helsinki and she has studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. She was chosen as Young Artist of the Year 2010 in Finland.