Final work part I

Luokse, Till, To
Project Room, Helsinki, 2016

The shelf is full of cardboard boxes with a varying number of circles on them. The shape of the circle is interesting. Its trajectory seems so natural. It’s easy to understand why the circle depicts eternity or perfect continuity in so many mythologies. My brush also curves naturally into the shape of the circle, and even my three-year-old nephew tries to form the same shape on the drawing paper. 

 

It is almost like the circle was the original form.

 

My circles are cylinders, which look like circles when viewed from the front. I have mainly arranged them into boxes according to their colour. Most cylinders are bright, while others are more overshadowing, blanketed, transparent; some stronger, others weaker. Some of them form groups that stay put in their drawer. It’s as if they do not want, dare or are unable to interact with others like them. Never coming in contact with each other.

 

Yet they ultimately revert to the same form.

 

And the blue bird sits on the side of the pallet, chirping.

Eternities in Boxes, 2016, oil and tempera on canvas

Someone Made a Home Near to You, 2016, oil on canvas

Libido vs Thanatos, 2016, oil and tempera on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Yhä uudelleen, 2016, oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Overcome II, 2016, oil and pastel on board

Retreat, 2016, oil on canvas

Painauma, 2016, oil and tempera on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Installation together with Pernilla Grönberg

Installation together with Pernilla Grönberg