• Erkki Nampajärvi: Piirustuksia
  • Belsepub, 2017, muste, hiili paperille 150 x 95cm
  • Munkki, 2017, muste, hiili, kollaasi paperille 135 x 85cm

Erkki Nampajärvi


Uudenmaankatu 29.3.-16.4.2017

Erkki Nampajärvi
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu
29 March – 16 April 2017

The exhibition is open as usual over the Easter holidays.

I work with drawings and collages, using ink and charcoal as my materials. The most fascinating aspect of working on paper is its straightforward and unforgiving nature – everything leaves a mark.

The process behind some of my drawings:

“I attach a paper to a board or wall. I smear the paper with charcoal, which is followed by a light wash or drawing. I don’t plan the subject matter in advance. The process continues until an interesting shape begins to form.

I try to surprise myself and move forward on the artwork’s terms, layer by layer. A surprise requires surrendering and letting go, destroying things that you take for granted.

If I’m lucky, after destruction I will find focal points with which I can move forward. This is the most enjoyable part of the process. By drawing I bring out essential details that can be highlighted, for example, through a collage. I reflect on the name and purpose. The subject matters come from life and its mysteries, the past, the present and the subconscious.”

The exhibition has been supported by City of Turku and The Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

More information:
Erkki Nampajärvi
Tel. +358 50 524 3373
Email: erkki.nampajarvi(a)gmail.com
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