Ea Vasko’s artwork question the acts of seeing and perception. Her photography is often abstract and challenges the viewers into determining the visual contents of her pictures for themselves. Vasko investigates seeing as an action, and how the perception can be influenced through pictures. Vasko’s works examine urban environments. For Reflections of the ever-changing (the short history of now), she has photographed reflections in nightly cities from a very close distance.
A reflection has an ability to gather the surrounding light into one abstract picture on a surface. Vasko compares these reflections to momentary experiences, "The experience of now is fresh, abstract and still apart from a logical timeline of history that we tend to build in our heads. The abstraction and a certain kind of unpredictable quality of now is just like the picture seen in a reflection: It is not totally definable yet—it is just a sighting”.
Ea Vasko was born in Helsinki in 1980, where she also lives and works today. She graduated from the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture receiving an MA in Photography in 2009. Solo exhibitions include Ma, Gallery Kant (Copenhagen, 2015) and Defining Darkness, G/P Gallery (Tokyo, 2009). Her work has also been exhibited in group shows throughout Europe including, Fin(n)ish: Fresh Contemporary Art from Finland, Rare Gallery (New York, 2014), Helsinki Abstract, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska (Salzburg, 2012) and Touching Dreams—The Helsinki School, The National Museum of Photography (Copenhagen, 2011).