TERO LAAKSONENAsia, Poseidon┤s Temple and blue porcelain 6.2.2010 – 28.2.2010

LinnÚ, 2009
tempera and oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm

Passion and glow, vitality and awareness are the subjects of my yearning.

A brilliant starry night in the Pamir Mountains, morning fog on the Mekong River, the red glow of the sun on the Temple of Poseidon, a blue and white porcelain plate, that brave men brought to my table 200 years ago - these are the visible subjects of my paintings. They represent brilliant, strange and terrifying voyages, expeditions and everyday mornings.

Within the atelier, however, I have no other knowledge than what I have acquired through painting.

Painting by hand - using a Renaissance-era tempera emulsion on a cross-weave canvas attached to a frame crafted by a carpenter - is not in line with the information concept of our time. How quickly have we constructed a lifestyle and time concept that flinches from recollecting and forgetting, losing and discovering.

Painting as a form of communication is a way to prepare yourself for the encounters with the new and unknown. In painting the ability to forget and lose is the road to recollecting and discovering.

The ancient virtues Prudence, Fortitude, Purity and Innocence give the belief to aspire to a clarity and openness of mind, a desire to relive the stories of the gods immortally forever, even if the wings on our backs wilt away. Beauty, a beautiful life is not an external expression of grace but a striving, an obligation to be on the side of good, no matter how fragile or weak it is.

Tero Laaksonen

 

 

 
  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---AFRODITE-

    Afrodite (Aphrodite), 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    210 x 160 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---ARTEMIS

    Artemis, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    210 x 160 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---MARS

    Mars, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    210 x 160 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---ORANGERIE

    Orangerie, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    140 x 100 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---OTTILIA

    Ottilia, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    140 x 100 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--ACANTHUS

    AcÓnthus, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    140 x 100 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--LINNE

    LinnÚ, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    140 x 100 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---APOLLON-HELIOS

    Apollon & Helios, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    160 x 140 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--DIANTHUS

    DiÓnthus, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    160 x 140 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--TRIVIA

    Trivia, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    160 x 140 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---PAKENEVA-APOLLO

    Escaping Apollo, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    160 x 210 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---KUANG-CHOU

    Kuang-chou, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    100 x 120 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--PANYU

    Panyu, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    100 x 120 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---KANTON

    Kanton, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    100 x 120 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---AUGUSTUS

    Augustus, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---CHANG-CHENG

    Chang Cheng, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---CHRYSANTHEMUM

    Chrysanthemum, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---KHLOE-

    Khloe, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009---MAIUS-

    Maius, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--ALOPE

    Alope, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--APRILIS

    Aprilis, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--EOS

    Eos, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--IUNIUS

    Lunius, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

  • laaksonen/2010/TERO-LAAKSONEN-2009--JANUS

    Janus, 2009
    tempera and oil on canvas
    40 x 50 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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