Ananya Tanttu

Ananya Tanttu (b.1994) is a Helsinki-based photographer and video artist who uses lens-based media as a means of creative self-expression. Her approach is primarily autobiographical, but she intends to be open to interpretation and transpersonal relatability.

Ananya Tanttu

Ananya Tanttu (b.1994) is a Helsinki-based photographer and video artist who uses lens-based media as a means of creative self-expression. Her approach is primarily autobiographical, but she intends to be open to interpretation and transpersonal relatability.

Her self-reflective work illustrates a yearning for an element of the sublime in her immediate reality. Sincerely, yet playfully, she depicts a narrative on both metaphysical and material layers of existence and seeks out subjective symbolism, which in turn creates a personal mythology.

Alongside her artistic practice, Tanttu works extensively with moving and still images, and on collaborative projects. She graduated with a BA in Culture and Arts from LAB University of Applied Sciences in 2020. She has been a part of the Lokal team since the gallery’s founding in 2012.

“My aspiration is for a photograph to transcend its representation, and for it to echo something of the inherent ritualistic and sacred nature of art. I am endlessly intrigued, triggered and inspired by the natural world, the human search for meaning, ancient cultures, a need for belonging, and the sheer simplicity of being.”

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