Formally, the photographs from Helsinki and the paintings from Berlin are initially only connected by quotation of fragments and portraits from old masters' works.
The works by JORMA PURANEN, one of Finland's most important photographers, and SEBASTIAN SCHRADER, a young painter from Berlin, run across each other in Leipzig, realize their point of contact and immediately have a big talking point in their communication: time. The carefully planned coincidence of the dialogue of two strangers starts broadening while the observer is only left to enjoy witnessing this process. Both artists master their medium (painting and photography) with easy certainty and professional virtuosity. Thus equipped, they can venture forth technically and contentual, experimenting with time on a timeless level. Following the spirit of Ernst Bloch - time as a clock without numbers, existing solely from something happening - in the works of the two artists happens a lot of what becomes imaginable if you understand time as an openly formed stage instead of a closed chronology.