MARKUS RISSANEN
The Basics of Quantum Biology
23.10.2003 – 9.11.2003

The basics of quantum biology, 2003
acrylic on canvas
140 x 160 cm

 MARKUS RISSANEN

My own art seems to connect on some level with contemporary painters such as Franz Ackermann, Paul Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Lari Pittman, Matthew Ritchie and Fred Tomaselli. Hierarchical structures, cultural and scientific notation, repetition, accuracy and precision play a key role in their work.

I have always been interested in domains which deal with systematic classification and organisation. My studies in architecture and, later, mathematics provided me with concrete knowledge of these domains before my interest in creating art arose. However, at first I consciously and fiercely rejected the influence of such domains and found the basis for my work from as far away from them as possible. These issues seemed to be part of a bygone phase that could no longer have anything to do with my art.

However, at the end of the day, the unexpected seems likely to happen. Thus my own interest in various scientific disciplines also slowly began to raise its head again. Simultaneously, my attitude towards a more scientific outlook changed. Becoming interested in things no longer required professional scientific work, but could be replaced by an element of surprise and freedom made possible by art.

The works in the exhibition seem to be based on the use of certain unexpected connections and parallels. The attitude is a kind of "inquisitive play". This can mean play with scientific theories ("quantum biology") or play with unusual painting materials (resin paintings). The works in the exhibition break up and tear apart various theoretical systems, rebuilding them into new constructions based on a different sense of reality, logic and borrowed notation.

In my work, I have intentionally refrained from using an individualistic "painterly" style, using instead a painting technique which copies scientific, objective representation. This is to say I have wanted to "model out" of my paintings any painterly quality.

Markus Rissanen

Siirry sivun alkuun
rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_01

Even though he was blue he experimented with red, 2003
acrylic on canvas
140 x 160 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_02

Thermal aspect of quantum biology, 2003
acrylic on canvas
140 x 160 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_03

The basics of quantum biology, 2003
acrylic on canvas
140 x 160 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_16

Experimental snowflakes, 2003
acrylic on canvas
160 x 140 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_04

Genetic simulation, 2003
acrylic on canvas
140 x 160 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_08

The seed of all five, 2003
acrylic on canvas
98 x 106 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_05

Natural RGB I, 2003
acrylic on canvas
160 x 140 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_06

Natural RGB II, 2003
acrylic on canvas
160 x 140 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_09

Pattern of production, 2003
acrylic on canvas
122 x 130 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_10

Reading between genetic lines, 2003
acrylic on canvas
122 x 130 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_13

Haiku, 2003
acrylic, painted paper, resin on canvas mounted on MDF-board
27 x 32 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_15

Haiku, 2003
acrylic, painted paper, resin on canvas mounted on MDF-board
27 x 32 cm

rissanen/2002-2005/rissanen_00

A journey to the mountains, 2002
acrylic on canvas
140 x 160 cm

 
 
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