ANTTI OIKARINENForm and Meaning 8.9.2018 – 7.10.2018

Drawing, 2018
coloured pencil on paper
100 x 75 cm

ANTTI OIKARINEN

I've been working on subjects related to representation since 2010. I've been focusing on how my works could represent other – either imaginary or possible – works of art or artistic deeds. I have used illusion as material for my pieces, I have made works that have looked like other works; ones that I wouldn't necessarily make myself but that someone, an almost-me, could make. I've thought that this way a work is not what it looks like, but rather suggests that this is how it could be. This idea has opened up interesting insights into pondering and working on the imperatives of the visual world. I've got to look at the construction of meanings in a work of art as if I was outside of myself.

In my new exhibition, the line plays the leading role. The technique I've used in all of these works is coloured pencil on paper. The line is, therefore, the basic element of each work (especially if a point is defined as a line the length of its width). Occasionally, the line is the actual subject of a work. When I was putting the exhibition together, I was thinking about the formation of meaning, and I tried to move in the margins of meaning and meaninglessness. It is interesting to note how every deed and choice seems to produce at least a feel of a certain meaning.

The title of the exhibition, Form and Meaning, could also be an umbrella title for my previous three solo exhibitions. These exhibitions were Sculptures at Forum Box (2012), Exhibition at Galleria Heino (2014) and Paintings at Gösta, the Serlachius Museum (2017). Following this logic, the current exhibition could be entitled Drawings, and the four exhibitions would be independent elements of an entirety called Form and Meaning.

Antti Oikarinen

Meeting with the artist on Sunday 30th of September from 1 pm to 3 pm. Welcome!


 
  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1883

    Painting, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    64,5 x 48 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1889

    Diptych, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    1 x 100 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1865

    Diptych, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    29,7 x 21 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1859

    Drawing, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    60 x 46,5 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1757

    Drawing, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    100 x 70 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1762

    Painting, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    69 x 48 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1790

    Drawing, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    1000 x 1 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1842

    Drawing, detail, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1751

    Painting, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    70 x 49 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1924

    Painting, detail, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1768

    Diptych, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    100 x 70 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1776

    Drawing, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    154 x 134 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1846

    Painting, 2016 - 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    92 x 67 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1909

    Drawing, detail, 2016 - 2018

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1939

    Drawing, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    350 x 0,3 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1871-_vaaleampi

    Drawing, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    29,7 x 21 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1875

    Drawing, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    29,7 x 21 cm

  • oikarinen/2018/IMG_1797

    Charcoal drawing, 2018
    coloured pencil on paper
    100 x 100 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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