SAMI LUKKARINENProfile

Dysfunk, 2010
oil on canvas
250 x 150 cm

The stars of this exhibition are teenage girls their heads upside down, people who hide behind the flashlight and young people who have created layers upon layers on their self portraits.

For the pixel portraits I have painted I have gone through thousands and thousands of profile pictures of the Finnish users of social media. The most interesting of those I have chosen for the subjects of my oil paintings.

In Facebook, IRC-gallery and in many other websites the profile pictures have an important function. The use of these pictures can be very creative. In my newest paintings a change in the users of the Internet is visible; the active users of the social media are mainly young women.

The exhibition will also present a series of paintings One to one. In this series I have painted small pictures of the profile pictures of my Facebook-friends in the scale 1:1. Even though the profile pictures are extremely small on the websites, they can still give a strong impression of the user. The mobile use of the sites makes these pictures even smaller. The size smaller than a matchbox, will force one to view the paintings from a close distance.

Sami Lukkarinen



 
  • lukkarinen/2010/Beijhbe

    Beijhbe, 2006
    oil on canvas
    115 x 105 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Criss

    Criss, 2009
    oil on canvas
    60 x 60 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Daaduli

    Daaduli, 2008
    oil on canvas
    155 x 155 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Doom-92

    Doom, 2009
    oil on canvas
    60 x 60 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Henrik

    Henrik, 2009
    oil on canvas
    156 x 156 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Huora1234

    Huora1234, 2009
    oil on canvas
    60 x 60 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Pauliina

    Pauliina, 2010
    oil on canvas
    46 x 46 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Pparamore

    Pparamore, 2009
    oil on canvas
    60 x 60 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Sorrowchild

    Sorrowchild, 2008
    oil on canvas
    42 x 42 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Lukkarinen-ja-veli

    Lukkarinen and brother, 2009
    oil on canvas
    84 x 100 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Kaku-zu

    Kaku zu, 2010
    oil on canvas
    171 x 130 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Miyll

    Miyll, 2009
    oil on canvas
    200 x 150 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Sussu

    Sussu, 2009
    oil on canvas
    160 x 125 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Sutu

    Sutu, 2010
    oil on canvas
    120 x 90 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Veeramoi

    Veeramoi, 2008
    oil on canvas
    165 x 130 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Dysfunk

    Dysfunk, 2010
    oil on canvas
    250 x 150 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Sonjas

    Sonjas, 2010
    oil on canvas
    275 x 160 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Chris

    Chris, 2010
    Oil on acrylic
    4,6 x 4,6 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Tuomo

    Tuomo, 2010
    Oil on acrylic
    4,6 x 4,6 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Mari1

    Mari, 2010
    Oil on acrylic
    3,5 x 4,6 cm

  • lukkarinen/2010/Markus

    Markus, 2010
    Oil on acrylic
    3,5 x 4,6 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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