SAMI LUKKARINEN
New Camouflage
1.9.2007 – 23.9.2007

No.7, 2007
oil on canvas
228 x 148 cm

After the turn of the millennium, broadband internet, digital cameras, web cams and camera phones began to become more common. Digital images and image processing, together with pictures and text that could be sent around the world in real time, began to change our relationship with images. The internet became a reality for many. Anyone could post a self-portrait, a self-image even, in an internet picture gallery or at a video community for all to see.

In his 2001 exhibition, the artist Sami Lukkarinen first showed images he had discovered on the internet, pixellated and then painted onto canvas. His subject then was functionalist architecture. Modern Finnish church architecture, spam and internet picture galleries later followed. In this new exhibition, he continues his examination of picture gallery images.

His paintings have been described as impressionistic, kinetic and reverse pointillist in turn but Lukkarinen himself prefers to refer to them, not as photo realism but as photoshop realism: "I treat the digital image the way a traditional painter treats reality." In other words, what he presents here are images of images.

Rauli Heino

Siirry sivun alkuun
lukkarinen/2007/Alicia

Alicia, 2005
oil on canvas
170 x 87 cm

lukkarinen/2007/AngelehkDevi

Angel ehkä Devi, 2007
oil on canvas
110 x 80 cm

lukkarinen/2007/Daaduli

Daaduli, 2007
oil on canvas
152 x 188 cm

lukkarinen/2007/DirtyTupi

Dirty Tupi, 2007
oil on canvas
198 x 87 cm

lukkarinen/2007/E-lovena

E-lovena, 2006
oil on canvas
117 x 138 cm

lukkarinen/2007/Eevertti

Eevertti, 2006
oil on canvas
144 x 177 cm

lukkarinen/2007/Krista86

Krista 86, 2006
oil on canvas
157 x 80 cm

lukkarinen/2007/Milla

Milla, 2006
oil on canvas
177 x 126 cm

lukkarinen/2007/Nemonic

Nemonic, 2006
oil on acrylic glass
66 x 63 cm

lukkarinen/2007/No-7

No.7, 2007
oil on canvas
228 x 148 cm

lukkarinen/2007/SteelVagina1

Steel Vagina, 2007 (3 parts)
oil on canvas
168 x 105 cm
180 x 135 cm
159 x 132 cm

lukkarinen/2007/SteelVagina2


lukkarinen/2007/SteelVagina3


lukkarinen/2007/Tipsu80

Tipsu 80, 2007
oil on canvas
174 x 156 cm

lukkarinen/2007/Vaahtopoika

Vaahtopoika, 2006
oil on acrylic glass
54 x 45 cm

 
 
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