• Pilvi Ojala
  • *Ateljeekuva*; vesiväri, puuvärikynät, paperi, kapa-levy; 2017; koko 30 x 40 x 27 cm
  • *Erikoisuuksia*; vesiväri, puuvärikynät, paperi, kapa-levy; 2016; koko 80 x 55 x 60 cm
  • *Ilmestys*; lyijykynä paperille; 2016; koko 250 x 200 cm
  • Yksityiskohta teoksesta *Ilmestys*; lyijykynä paperille; 2016; koko 250 x 200 cm
  • Sarjasta *Omakuvia*; tempera MDF- levylle; 2016; koko 36 x 36 cm
  • Sarjasta *Omakuvia*; tempera MDF- levylle; 2016; koko 36 x 36 cm

Pilvi Ojala

Jätkä 2 11.3.-26.3.2017

Pilvi Ojala
11th-26th March 2017
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Jätkä 2

My exhibition features three types of works. Even though the works have been created using very diverse techniques, the exhibition forms a coherent whole in terms of the underlying way of thinking and experiences. I have also worked on the pieces in turns and side by side. While working, I noticed that I reflected a lot on my life, myself and, for example, the feeling of shame, guilt and having a bad conscience. I also thought about different roles that we build to protect ourselves or that we are expected to take.
First, I began to try to create three-dimensional images. These works developed into events, stages, scenery and spaces illustrated by imagination. The works have been created with cardboard and paper and colored using watercolors and colored pencils.

I also felt like drawing with a pencil. I began to create a drawing that borrowed its themes from medieval church art, for example from the tympanum sculptures of Romanesque churches. The drawing wouldn’t fit on one sheet so I kept increasing its size, one sheet at a time. The final drawing is two and a half meters high and two meters wide.

The third part of my exhibition is a series of ten self-portraits. I have used the same expression and angle on purpose in order for the works to be as descriptive as possible. The process was interesting because one’s own face is very familiar and still, after examining it for a while, you become more distant from it and in a way it becomes an unfamiliar mask.

I wish to thank the Alfred Kordelin Foundation for supporting the exhibition.

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