Date:  04 June 2013 - 29 June 2013
Category:  Exhibition

One to Watch: Anja Niemi

The Little Black Gallery presents Anja Niemi: Starlets from 4-29 June 2013. Niemi's work combines tragedy and humor in a truly original way - don't miss out on this opportunity to see her images in London.

This show follows hot on the heels of Niemi's critically acclaimed and commercially successful show Do Not Disturb from 2012. In Niemi’s new series Starlets, she continues to combine the self-portrait with the idea of the staged narrative. The images are like film stills or movie posters, with herself cast as all the characters. Niemi calls herself a ‘one-man band’, as she always works alone.

The stories are loosely told leaving room for interpretation, and although it is mostly fiction this
time, " there will always be a bit of me in them" she says, believing that private experiences helps
to create universal statements. She often multiplies myself, to look at inner conflicts or the
contrast between what we show and who we are. The images possess an eerie, unreal quality,
combining tragedy with humor. "We have a tendency to cover up our flaws and decay, hiding all
the ugliness of life and I try to have a bit of humor about it."

Born in Norway in 1976, Anja Niemi is perhaps one of the most exciting young European photographers. Art Review tipped her as a ‘bright young thing’, and Art & Auction as ‘one to watch’.

Anja Niemi at the Little Black Gallery

4th - 29nd June, 2013

More information: www.thelittleblackgallery.com

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