MIKAEL POHJOLASculptures and drawings

Departure, 2010
Painted wood, metal and chalk
300 x 252 x 200 cm

Found objects and different observations relating to natural sciences, philosophy and history are often the starting point in sculptor Mikael Pohjola´s work. A study orientated perspective, where core questions are investigating the limits of knowledge, learning, thought and human existence, is also characteristic to Pohjola´s oeuvre.

His latest works for this exhibition, Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, Departure, When my ship comes in and the ink and watercolour works of The Ages series, each depict according to their titles the current phase in thought and investigation of the world.

A thorough balancing between the material, the form and the content of the work is also characteristic to Pohjola´s art. From the thoughts, decisions, suggestions and forgetting leading to acting become, object to object, drawing to drawing, works that can together be called poems. A poem depicts an image, which is more than words, but there is no poem without words.

The works by Mikael Pohjola remind us of the good intensions of human kind and the multiple forms that pursuing happiness takes.
Something that was once believed as faith is now known in the light of science as a law of physics, for example.

Kari Alatalo

 
  • pohjola_m/pohjola_m_2010/MIKAEL_POHJOLA_HERRAN-PELKO---_2010

    Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, 2010
    Wood
    210 x 155 x 65 cm

  • pohjola_m/pohjola_m_2010/MIKAEL_POHJOLA_HORISONTISTA_2010

    Of the Horizon, 2010
    From series The Ages
    Ink on paper
    76 x 56 cm

  • pohjola_m/pohjola_m_2010/MIKAEL_POHJOLA_LAHTO_2010

    Departure, 2010
    Painted wood, metal and chalk
    300 x 252 x 200 cm

  • pohjola_m/pohjola_m_2010/MIKAEL_POHJOLA_MARGINAALI_2010

    Margin, 2010
    From series The Ages
    Watercolour and ink on paper
    100 x 72 cm

  • pohjola_m/pohjola_m_2010/MIKAEL_POHJOLA_NIMETON_2010

    Untitled, 2010
    From series The Ages
    Watercolour and ink on paper
    100 x 72 cm

  • pohjola_m/pohjola_m_2010/MIKAEL_POHJOLA_SIIRTYMINEN_2010

    Shift, 2010
    From series The Ages
    Ink on paper
    76 x 56 cm

  • pohjola_m/pohjola_m_2010/MIKAEL_POHJOLA_VANHOJEN_MAAILMOJEN_SIJAINNISTA_2010

    Of the Location of Old Worlds, 2010
    From series The Ages
    Watercolour and ink on paper
    100 x 72 cm

  • pohjola_m/pohjola_m_2010/MIKAEL_POHJOLA_WHEN_MY_SHIP_COMES_IN_2010

    When my ship comes in, 2010
    Wood and iron
    445 x 190 x 155 cm

  • pohjola_m/pohjola_m_2010/MIKAEL_POHJOLA_ZENITH_2010

    Zenith, 2010
    From series The Ages
    Watercolour and ink on paper
    142 x 110 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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