ANSSI TÖRRÖNENWhat is

Untitled, 2018
oil on canvas
247 x 197 cm

For quite some time now, I’ve been keen to express my practice through spatial sculpture. I just never knew how to get started, what the literal first step would be.

But then last winter, a stretch of woodland I know well was cut down and turned into pulp or timber. A forest that I’d taken for granted, that I had thought I understood, suddenly changed and vanished. It felt like this landscape had become a metaphor for constant change and the ephemerality of everything.

One day, I was walking across the newly created clearing and noticed bits of the trees, their body parts, scattered about on the ground. They were crying out, desperate to be turned into art.

In What is, I will be exhibiting three-dimensional works and drawings for the first time. They will be shown alongside oil paintings.

What all these works have in common is the way they engage with the interstitial space between abstraction and representation. Their smooth flowing, interior bodily shapes are the result of a subconscious creative process. The techniques I use, painting, sculpture and drawing, feed off one another, cross-pollinate one another. My sculptures bring together the readymade wood I discovered with wood, steel and plaster of paris that I have shaped and worked myself. My drawings combine collage, watercolour, felt tip pen and pencil.

Anssi Törrönen

 
  • torronen/2020/IMG_9875

    Untitled, 2018
    oil on canvas
    247 x 197 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9867

    Untitled, 2018
    oil on canvas
    247 x 197 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9864

    Untitled, 2018
    oil on canvas
    247 x 197 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9894

    Untitled, 2018
    oil on canvas
    160 x 200 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9853

    Untitled, 2019
    oil on canvas
    247 x 197 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9846

    Untitled, 2019
    oil on canvas
    247 x 197 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9856

    Untitled, 2019
    oil on canvas
    247 x 197 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9886

    Untitled, 2019
    oil on canvas
    247 x 197 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9905

    Untitled, 2019
    ink, watercolour and pencil crayon on paper
    72 x 52 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9906

    Untitled, 2019
    ink and pencil on paper
    72 x 52 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9913

    Untitled, 2019
    ink and watercolour on paper
    72 x 52 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9914

    Untititled, 2019
    ink and watercolour on paper
    72 x 52 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9921

    Untitled, 2019
    ink and pencil crayon on paper
    72 x 52 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9922

    Untitled, 2019
    ink and pencil on paper
    72 x 52 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9929

    Untitled, 2019
    ink on paper
    72 x 52 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_0001-1

    What is, 2019
    wood, plaster, iron, polystyrene, oil, alkyd, gesso, graphite
    320 x 380 x 260 cm

  • torronen/2020/IMG_9939

    Is what is, 2019
    wood, iron, stainless steel, graphite, oil colour
    260 x 450 x 145 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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