KRISTIINA UUSITALOThis Is Not Snow

This is not snow II, 2015-2016
dry pigment, acrylic, oil colour and artificial resin on MDF-board
280 x 360 cm

This is not snow

When I turn my gaze towards what, for the moment, remains strange, frightening and even revolting, it slowly changes into something I can comprehend; through compassion it gains a new guise. I paint from the borderline between otherness and connection. To introduce my works, I would like to turn to Brazilian author Clarice Lispector (1925-1977), whose novel The Passion According to G.H. describes an unexpected path towards a love for all living things, even cockroaches - the insight that we are all made up of other people. This is the most radical shift in thinking possible. The whole of the world is me.

"The narrow route passed through the difficult cockroach, and I'd squeezed with disgust through that body of scales and mud. And I'd ended up, I too completely filthy, emerging through the cockroach into my past that was my continuous present and my continuous future - and that today and always is on the wall, and my fifteen million daughters, from then up to myself, were there too. My life was as continuous as death. Life is so continuous that we divide it into stages, and we call one of them death. I had always been in life, and it matters little that it wasn't I properly speaking, not what I'd usually call I. I was always in life."

Clarice Lispector, The Passion According to G.H. (English translation by Idra Novey, 2012)

When I address matters important to me through painting, it is like I´m painting Magritte´s pipe. This is not snow. When selecting the elements that appear in my works, I have through of the collision of the animate and the inanimate, the sensible-sensing corporeality and the ever-changing ground beneath us.

Kristiina Uusitalo

 

 
  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_TAMA_EI_OLE_LUNTA_II_2015-16

    This is not snow II, 2015-2016
    dry pigment, acrylic, oil colour and artificial resin on MDF-board
    280 x 360 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_TAMA_EI_OLE_LUNTA_IIi_2015-16

    This is not snow III, 2015-2016
    dry pigment, acrylic, oil colour, wax and artificial resin on MDF-board
    280 x 360 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_TAMA_EI_OLE_LUNTA_IV_2016

    This is not snow IV, 2016
    oil colour, artificial resin, pigment and wax on board
    280 x 360 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_hALU_KADOTA_II

    The Urge to Vanish II, 2016
    oil colour, artificial resin, pigment and wax on MDF-board
    170 x 170 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_SINUSTA_HEIJASTETTU_I_2015

    Reflected in You I, 2015
    pigment, artificial resin and oil colour on MDF- board
    170 x 170 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_TOIPILAS_V_2016

    The Convalescent V, 2016
    oli colour, artificial resin, pigment and wax on canvas
    214 x 92 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_TOIPILAS_II_2015

    The Convalescent II, 2015
    oil colour, artificial resin, pigment and wax on canvas
    214 x 92 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_TOIPILAS_IV_2015-16

    The Convalescent IV, 2015-2016
    oil colour, dry pigment, artificial resin and aluminium on canvas
    214 x 92 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_TOIPILAS_III_2015-16

    The Convalescent III, 2015-2016
    oli colour, artificial resin and pigment on canvas
    214 x 92 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_TOIPILAS_I_2015

    The Convalescent I, 2015
    oil colour, dry pigment, artificial resin and wax on canvas
    214 x 127 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_TAMA_EI_OLE_LUNTA_I_2015

    This is not snow I, 2015
    oil colour, dry pigment and artificial resin on canvas
    214 x 92 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KRISTIINA_UUSITALO_SMILE_UNDER_CONSTRUCTION_2015

    Smile Under Construction II, 2015
    oil colour and wax on wood
    40 x 33 cm

  • uusitalo/2016/KU4710

    Installation view, 2016

  • uusitalo/2016/KU4712

    Installation view, 2016

  • uusitalo/2016/KU4724

    Installation view, 2016

  • uusitalo/2016/KU4726

    Installation view, 2016

 
 
 
 
 
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