Joakim Eskildsen: Nordic Signs and The Roma Journeys

13 January – 4 February 2017

Purdy | Hicks, London

Both series explore cultural identities within urban and rural areas, landscapes, and portraiture.

Nordic Signs,(1989-1994) is a poetic reflection on the inherent qualities of lands ruled by the elements. Eskildsen travelled throughout Norway, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, hoping to put forward nature’s strength and the relationship it builds with those who inhabit it.

The Roma Journeys (2000-06) is another work sprung from this collaboration. Joakim Eskildsen and Cia Rinne travelled across Hungary, India, Greece, Romania, France, Russia and Finland to witness the daily lives of Roma Gypsies.

Fireworks, 1991

Image: Fireworks, 1991



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