Anne Rantakylä (b. 1989 St. Michels, Finland) is a photographic artist and poet. Her works often constitute from the combination of poems and photographs. In different display formats on paper she plays with the connections and metaphors of the two elements.

In 2019 she graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Valand Academy (University of Gothenburg).

She studied her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in Finland, graduating in 2017. Before engaging with photography, she worked with intaglio printmaking and drawing.

contact: anne.rantakyla at gmail.com

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I am currently working on a new entirety, continuing with my interest in ‘natural kinds’/substance. The new body of work will ‘weave’ together photographically and through short texts substance with conscious human experience. 
It will represent my artistic take on the topic and background research influencing this body of work which is circumambulation around different contemplations related to substance in philosophy, metaphysics in Chinese philosophy, vital materialism, and concepts of oneness in Tendai and Chan Buddhism etc.

The absolute totality encounters the absolute totality, and the result is the arising of the absolute totality.” *

* Ziporyn, Brook, "Tiantai Buddhism", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)

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