MINNA WAS RECENTLY INTERVIEWED BY ARCHITECTS JOURNAL FOR AN ARTICLE ABOUT HER CURRENT BODY OF WORK URBAN VISTAS | ILLUSIONS OF NATURE.
URBAN VISTAS | ILLUSIONS OF NATURE
7 February - 27 March 2014
As so many of us live in metropolitan and suburban environments, separated from nature and surrounded by man-made edifices, how does society redress the balance? Trees tell us of the seasons, bring us into contact with nature and define and frame the urban landscape by creating a sense of place and identity.
Through documenting the humble urban tree planted in groves, copses or alone, well kept or disregarded the London based, Finnish photographer Minna Kantonen explores the hyper-real portrayal of nature in the cityscape. Her poignant, captivating series of works URBAN VISTAS prompts the question are these trees just an illusion of nature?
On Landscape # 1
Minna will also be showing photographs from this series in the group show "On Landsacpe #1" at Guest Projects, The Shonibare Studio from 7th - 30th March 2014.