2010 - 2011 Embodied Painting, Helsinki

Paintings from 2009-2011

My painting practice is intertwined with the corporeality, the physicality and the psychology of the human being as an individual and in relation to one another. I’m also very interested in the perceptual process, the interplay of perception and memory, and how material choices are affecting the atmosphere of the painting. The physical and material quality of paint fascinates me. When painting either a human form, a still life assembled from various materials (e.g. paper or plastic) or a landscape, the physicality and the corporeality are central to my working; mass, surface, flesh, skin, tangibility, the sensory and tactile feel of materials, transparency, thickness, and the variation of sound, energy and silence. I aim at reaching something out from the inside, besides sharp observation of the material.

I view painting as a way of embodied thinking. I aim at depicting the physicality of the human being and the world. How is it to be in one’s own skin and flesh, in this world? I aim at translating abstract thoughts and emotions into the language of painting. Focus to my painting practice is the human image; identity, roles, presence, body/mind interface and body images. I have also studied the visual world of the advertisements: I’m interested in the stereotyped image of people represented in them, the idealized beauty, and what emerges from beneath the surface. I’m also very interested in the role of the viewer/spectator, what is seen and what remains hidden.

SOLD Raajat/ Limbs, 2011, acrylic on canvas

Kauneus/ Beauty, 2011, oil on canvas

Neon self-portrait II, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

Neon Self-portrait II, oil on canvas, 2011

Muotokuva ruumiillisuudesta, 2011, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm ON SALE IN RÖÖPERIN TAIDESALONKI

Kehonkuva, 2011, akryyli kankaalle ON SALE IN RÖÖPERIN TAIDESALONKI

SOLD Pyöreä nimetön, 2011, akryyli vanerille

SOLD Avonainen suu, akryyli vanerille, 2011

Naamiaiset, 2011, akryyli vanerille

Häkkilintu, 2011, akryyli vanerille

Näkökulma, 2011, akryyli kankaalle, 100 x 50 cm

Kasvot, 2011, akryyli vanerille

Peilissä, 2011, akryyli vanerille

In the studio, just before exhibition Embodied Painting

Bodily Perceptions I, 2010, 85 x 61 cm

Bodily Perceptions II, 2010, 100 x 50 cm

The Mystery, 2009, oil on wood

No Subject, 2010, oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm

In the Pitch Dark, 2010, 26 x 22 cm

Coconut, 2008, 20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas

A round mouth, oil on canvas, 2010 SOLD

Portrait of the voice, oil and acrylic on plywood, 2010 SOLD

The Melting Face, oil on plywood, 2010

Series Identities, Without name, oil on canvas, 2009, 46 x 38 cm

Feet upside-down, 2010, oil on canvas, 100 x 50 cm

Aune, oil on canvas, 2011

Male, 2010, oil on canvas, 85 x 61 cm

Female, 2010, 100 x 50 cm, oil on canvas

Punaiset jalat, 2010, oil on canvas, 100 x 50 cm

Kysymys, oil on plywood, 2010 SOLD

Inwards, 2010, oil on canvas, 85 x 61 cm

Massa, 2010, akryyli kankaalle

Hius, 2010

Nainen ikkunassa (Chantal Joffen mukaan), 2010, 100 x 100 cm SOLD

Ihosta/ Skin, 2010, 100 x 100, oil on canvas

Varjossa/ In the Shadow, oil on canvas, 2010

Qui es tu? oil on canvas, 2010

Bodily Perceptions IV, Ihosta/Skin, oil on canvas, 2010, France

Kehollisia havaintoja V: Ihosta, 2010, oil on canvas

Bodily perceptions III, oil on canvas, 2010

In the Mirror, oil on mirror, 2010

Woman, oil on canvas, 2010

Katsottavana, oil on plywood and mirror, 2010 SOLD

Woman with a green hat, oil on cardboard box, 2008, London, 8x 6 cm SOLD

Hahmo tilassa, oil on canvas, 2010 SOLD

Makaava nainen, Reclining Woman, 2009, oil on plywood SOLD

Kehollisia havaintoja III: Ihosta, 2010, oil on canvas

Without name, oil on plywood, 2009

Yellow self-portrait, 2009, 100 x 100 cm, oil on canvas

Self-portrait, 2009, oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm

Kehon rajat, 2008, oil on canvas

Tiheys, oil on canvas, 2010