Sejkko Eri is known for his ‘Lonely Houses’ — digitally altered photographs that embody very raw ideas and sensations about ‘hope for the future’ retained from childhood, and how they are transmuted into the ownership of personal evolution. This transmutation endures overwhelming loneliness, a complete disconnection from identity, and the intense gravitational force to fit in social groups where the main character kept feeling diluted and lost all meaning.
Visually, the houses often exist by themselves, often with some vibrantly coloured elements — reminiscent of the Tropical Venezuela where Sejkko grew up. The typical backdrops for the lonely houses are ethereal, crystalline, pastel blue skies. Initial works include The House of Vintage Video Games (2015) that speaks about escapism and denial. Amongst more recent works there is one called the Arctic Sun (2016), which reflects on a future time when the main character has healed, and looks back. Sejkko began learning photography formally in 2012, and experimented with digital manipulation since he was a child. He currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.