TOPI RUOTSALAINEN
Travels Into Several Remote
Nations of The World
14.5.2010 – 6.6.2010

Cyclops, 2009
oil on canvas
145 x 200 cm

 TOPI RUOTSALAINEN

Like Lemuel Gulliver* I hoped to enter an adventure someday. When I finally set off, I ended up in the middle of several peculiar worlds.

My journey took me to the other side of the mundane everyday life, in the midst of great wonders. I met forms of governing that led into abandoning of individual thought. I saw countless tiny people, like game pieces in a sandbox. I had to witness the transformation of individuals into a mass, but to my fortune I also experienced that the mass is likewise individuals. I encountered an enormous collective rat race which was impregnated with threats of the world outside and the future. I saw the grand halls of the rich and the fields of honor of the brave. I also came across the need of a human being to belong, to be part of a crowd or community.

From my own "Gulliver-perspective" I have now interpreted these worlds and the life, conventions and characteristics of their people.

Topi Ruotsalainen

*Jonathan Swift: Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. 1726

 


Siirry sivun alkuun
ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_azzurri_contra_rossi

Azzurri contra rossi, 2009
oil on canvas
150 x 200 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_lammasinfluenssa

Sheep flu, 2009
oil on canvas
240 x 302 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_mustat_lampaat

The black sheep, 2009
oil on canvas
118 x 145 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_seinaruusut

Wallflowers, 2010
oil on canvas
90 x 115 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_vakijoukko

Crowd, 2009
oil on board
80 x 95,5 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---RED-CARPET--2010-copy

Red carpet, 2010
oil on canvas
240 x 200 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINENtTYKO-ELO---PAKO--2010-copy

Topi Ruotsalainen & Tyko Elo: Escape, 2010
oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---UNITED-COLORS-OF-CONSUMERIMS-II--2010-copy

United colors of consumerism II, 2010
oil on canvas
97 x 140 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_cyclops

Cyclops, 2009
oil on canvas
145 x 200 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_operaatio

Operation, 2010
oil on canvas
95 x 150 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_paha_kakku

Bad cake, 2009
oil on canvas
95 x 150 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_lumiukot

Snowmen, 2010
oil on canvas
97 x 140 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/ruotsalainen_night_swimming

Night swimming, 2010
oil on canvas
97 x 280 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-1--2010-copy

Status impression # 1, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-11--2010-copy

Status immpression # 11, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-13--2010-copy

Status impression # 13, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-14--2010-copy

Status impression # 14, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-15--2010-copy

Status impression # 15, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-16--2010-copy

Status impression # 16, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-17--2010-copy

Status impression # 17, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-18--2010-copy

Status impression # 18, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-19--2010-copy

Status impression # 19, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-2--2010-copy

Status impression # 2, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-20--2010-copy

Status impression # 20, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-3--2010-copy

Status impression # 3, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-4--2010-copy

Status impression # 4, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-5--2010-copy

Status impression # 5, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-6--2010-copy

Status impression # 6, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-7--2010-copy

Status impression # 7, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-8--2010-copy

Status impression # 8, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-9--2010-copy

Status impression # 9, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-10--2010-copy

Status impression # 10, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

ruotsalainen/2010/TOPI-RUOTSALAINEN---STATUS-IMPRESSIO-12--2010-copy

Status impression # 12, 2010
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

 
 
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