Niko Luoma Selftitled adaptation of Study for a Portrait on Folding Bed (1963), 2019 Diasec framed 73 x 61 inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5
Niko Luoma Selftitled adaptation of Study for a Portrait on Folding Bed (1963), 2019 Diasec framed 73 x 61 inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5 
Stephen Wilkes Corridor 9, Island 3, Ellis Island, 1998-2003 Ilfochrome Print 40 x 30 inches, Edition of 10 Cortis and Sonderegger Making of "Parade, Hoboken, New Jersey" (by Robert Frank, 1955), 2017 Digital C-Print 47.24 x 70.87 inches, Edition of 3
 
         

Bryce Wolkowitz


505 West 24th Street  
10011 New York
 

www.brycewolkowitz.com    

info@brycewolkowitz.com  

 
Niko Luoma bases his work on Cubist ideas of visual space, where celebrated works from the history of art are broken down into geometries and reassembled using multiple exposures to a negative. These exposures, abstract yet calculated, emulate the use of simultaneous viewpoints found in Cubism.
For five years Stephen Wilkes explored the hospital complex that comprised the south side of Ellis Island. Wilkes's powerful images of the underbelly of the island ask us to reflect on the defining experience of millions.
Sourcing imagery from illustrious photographers, as well as images from pop culture and historical events; Cortis and Sonderegger create an instantly recognizable simulacrum of a narrative. The Swiss duo has amassed an argument for the validity of material illusion in photography, a take that both references and undermines world history while gleefully derailing the popular icons we think we know, from the very genesis of photography to the brink of the digital era