MINNA JATKOLATunnel of Love 22.1.2004 – 8.2.2004

Three sisters in the world of eroticism, 2003
oil, acrylic and ink on canvas
260 x 340 cm

Examining the elements of and manner in which a three-dimensional illusion of space is created on a two-dimensional surface has been one of the essential starting points for my works in this exhibition.

In the art of painting, space is often perceived as a continuum of colour variation, perspective and brilliance. However, just the slightest suggestion is enough for us to perceive the existence of space in a two-dimensional image. In my paintings, I prefer to describe different modes of experiencing and being in a certain space rather than replicate existing locales. I also address the concept of space in my paintings through social surroundings. Home, for example, becomes personal space when juxtaposed with public space and the reality around us. My paintings usually depict people portrayed relative to their surroundings, which in turn may be a mere impression of the actual environment.

My works combine areas of painting and drawing, a blend of techniques I find fascinating because of the characteristics peculiar to the two. The two-dimensional nature of a painting can be emphasised by playing around with techniques, which nonetheless also allow questions of content to be introduced: is the painted image more real than a drawing, do painted areas rate higher than areas with drawing only?

A combination of different techniques in the same painting is an interesting experiment, especially when the painting consists of several discrete spaces and occurrences that come together as a whole. Its not so much about temporally simultaneous matters as it is about issues that are linked by a contentual theme. My perception of reality is made up of fragmented observations and my experiences of the world are created through issues that I find important. These are the issues I also wish to express in the form of paintings.

Minna Jatkola

 

 
  • jatkola/kolme_sisarta

    Three sisters in the world of eroticism, 2003
    oil, acrylic and ink on canvas
    260 x 340 cm

  • jatkola/risumaja

    Strawhouse, 2003
    mixed media on canvas
    260 x 340 cm

  • jatkola/ihana_elama

    Lovely life, 2004
    oil, acrylic and ink on canvas
    260 x 400 cm

  • jatkola/pysakki_paratiisiin

    Bus stop to paradise, 2004
    oil, acrylic and ink on canvas
    120 x 170 cm

  • jatkola/tyonkuva

    Picture of work, 2004
    oil, acrylic and ink on canvas
    120 x 170 cm

  • jatkola/syntymapaivajuhla

    Birthday party, 2003
    oil on canvas
    180 x 150 cm

  • jatkola/retoriikan_taito

    Knowledge of rhetoric, 2003
    oil on canvas
    200 x 130 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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