The Comfort of Geometry

Solo Exhibition in the Porvoo Art Factory, Taidehalli, Konsthallen, May-June 2016.

The Comfort of Geometry (2016) is a body of work that got started from a saying that the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein felt it both comforting and calming to contemplate on geometrical matters when suffering from anxiety. The longing for structure, order and meaning of life seems indeed to be fundamental for most human beings. The act of painting is here firmly connected to meditative repetition, structuring and layering both materially and as an inner process. The works are furthermore a feminist tongue in cheek comment on modernism, constructivism and the myth about male artist genius. In The Comfort of Geometry the paint is added on the canvases with deliberate flippancy avoiding all kinds of tape, measuring tools and mathematical calculations needed to create orthodox constructivism.

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triangel2Fish, oil on canvas 110 x 110 cm, 2016

 

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bana 1Track I, oil on canvas 160 x 150 cm, 2016

 

bana 2Track II, oil on canvas 160 x 150 cm, 2016

 

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borgå7litenThoughts, installation of oil paintings, each 60 x 60 cm

 

nestNest, oil on canvas 110 x 110 cm, 2016

 

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nät 1Finnish Summer I, oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm, 2016

 

nät 2Finnish Summer II, oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm, 2016

 

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terräng1Terrain I, oil on canvas 120 x 140 cm, 2016

 

terräng2Terrain III, oil on canvas 120 x 140 cm, 2016

 

terräng4Terrain IV, oil on canvas 120 x 140 cm, 2016

 

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Terrain II, oil on canvas 120 x 140 cm, 2016