Dust to Dust
Welcome to the opening on Tuesday November 1st at 5-7 pm.
The ground is littered with treasures, curled leaves, a dry branch with lichen. The yarrow is already frosted, but blooming. Its roots feel the freeze slowly creeping in the soil and the November sun stays behind a fog. The light is still there, the root rests in the tightening grip of ice, a painless death.
My artworks let you take pause at decaying things. Sidewalk twigs, fallen leaves, pine cones, pebbles and lichens are in focus, and dried soil worn to fine dust paints a landscape of its own on paper. The slow, intentional mark of stone lithography keeps company to more experimental serigraphs printed with soil, where chance draws strokes as strong as I do.
The exhibition has been supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation (Uusimaa Regional Fund), Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts.
I’m a Helsinki-based visual artist working mainly in the expanded field of printmaking and drawing. I am interested in the intricate mechanics of creating, sustaining and mediating impressions that are related to different techniques of printmaking. I’m also attracted to the materiality and variability of printmaking and the mastery required by many techniques, the pursuit of which is a life-long process.
I have had many solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions both in Finland and internationally, and my works can be found in several public and private art collections. I am currently studying for a master’s degree in fine arts in the printmaking department of the Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts.
the artwork pictured above: Dust III, silkscreen and soil, 29 x 32 cm, 2022