KARITA KIVIKOSKI-VEIJALAINENShould I say it?

Should I say it? IV, 2004
oil on canvas
37 x 100 cm

Sometimes a shape encountered often over a period of several days opens up a channel to the subconscious. It provides insight and something important begins to brew in the mind. As I contemplate the subject and paint, the mood swings from the original brown tones to lighter, more delicate colours but the subject never changes.

Can a single sketch of a single shape - a hibiscus flower wrapped in on itself - be such a profound experience that a full exhibition can arise from it? When I started out, I could only see one painting at a time. By the time I reached the halfway point in my work, I had a box seat to the entire display. I could see the finished paintings, the painting I was working on and sketches of paintings yet to come, which were refined as they waited their turn. I focused on the work at hand and struggled within. Sometime painting is a contact sport both physically and mentally. Once I had finished one piece I started work on the next one. At first, my progress was consistent, until I found I had to revisit the older paintings.

Yes indeed, one sketch and one entire exhibition. The subject still seems important despite being so difficult to say out loud.

Karita Kivikoski-Veijalainen

 
  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_sanonko4

    Should I say it? IV, 2004
    oil on canvas
    37 x 100 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_sanonko1

    Should I say it? I, 2004
    oil on canvas
    140 x 195 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_sanonko2

    Should I say it? II, 2004
    oil on canvas
    150 x 195 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_sanonko3

    Should I say it? III, 2004
    oil on canvas
    130 x 185 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_kuivatettu

    Dried out, 2004
    oil on canvas
    185 x 70 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_haalistua1

    To fade I, 2004
    oil on canvas
    120 x 120 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_haalistua3

    To fade III, 2004
    oil on canvas
    122 x 140 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_haalistua2

    To fade II, 2004
    oil on canvas
    122 x 140 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_selvyys

    Clarity, 2004
    oil on canvas
    130 x 185 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_kohtaaminen

    Encounter, 2004
    oil on canvas
    180 x 140 cm

  • kivikoski-veijalainen/2005/k-v_luonnos

    Sketch, 2004
    pencil on paper
    12 x 8 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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