Jussi Kivi’s (b. 1959) photographs and drawings are the result of urban exploration in underground tunnels, urban wastelands and industrial zones, the places most people do not even notice. Kivi’s images invite us to consider how our perception of the world is affected by our ideas, be they about beauty, politics or our conception of humanity’s place in nature.

In spite of their philosophical underpinnings, Kivi’s works are inspired by personal experiences during his explorations and efforts to share those experiences.