moving image
Jarkko Räsänen (b. 1984, Finland) is an artist working with photography, moving image, and sound art. His work is computer-based, using algorithms that create new visuals from already existing images and moving images. He is interested in questioning the realism connected to image files that we consume by deconstructing them in the spirit of glitch art – despite this his work is more related to conceptual art via the strict structural operations he uses in programming them, rather than to errors. He wishes to bridge the coder-aesthetics to the traditions of experimental cinema and informalist & impressionist painting. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Time and Space Art department in 2011. During his studies he also spent a semester at the University of Arts Berlin. Räsänen’s works have been exhibited as part of Brooklyn Film Festival, Ars17 Kiasma, Moscow 4th Biennale, Anthology Archives New York, Videotage Hong Kong, Ars Electronica Linz and he has had international exhibitions, including Elevator Gallery London and Salon Dahlmann Berlin. His works are in many notable collections, like Digital Fransisco Carolinum, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Finnish State Art Comission and HUS lab, and he has received William Thuring Award (nimikkopalkinto) in 2020 and The Young Artist of the Year title from the lawyer office Kuhanen-Asikainen-Kanerva in 2019.