READING IN BED 2010 oil on canvas 122 X 122 cm Image links to my website.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

SAUNA: DIVINE COMEDY































FERRY CROSS THE RIVER No. 1  ( EMIGRANT ) 
  /   LAUTTA YLI JOEN  No. 1 ( SIIRTOLAINEN )

2017   oil on canvas   214 X 152 cm  /  84 X 60 in
$6500







FERRY CROSS THE RIVER No. 2   
( PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN HOUSES DREAM OF SHIPS, PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON SHIPS DREAM OF HOUSES )   /    LAUTTA YLI JOEN  No. 2  ( IHMISET JOTKA ASUVAT TALOISSA  UNELMOIVAT  LAIVOISTA, IHMISET JOTKA ASUVAT LAIVOILLA UNELMOIVAT  TALOJA )

2017   oil on canvas   214 X 152 cm  /   84 X 60 in
$6500






WHISKER  /  VIHTAJA

2017   oil on canvas   198 X 147 cm  /  78 X 58 in
$6500






TKO  ( ULYSSES AND DIOMETES )  /  TEKNINEN TYRMÄYS  ( ULYSSES JA DIOMETES )

2017   oil on canvas   198 X 147 cm  /  78 X 58 in
$6500






POET IN EXILE  /  RUNOILIJA  MAANPAOSSA

2017   oil on canvas    200.5 X 147 cm /  79 X 58 in
$6500






INFERNO: CANTO I

2017   oil on canvas   200.5 X 147 cm  /  79 X 58 in
$6500






PAOLO AND FRANCESCA

2017   oil on canvas    200.5 X 147 cm  /  79 X 58 in
$6500






SAUNA: WORD HOARD

2017   oil on canvas   200.5 X 147 cm  /  79 X 58 in
$6500






RIGHTEOUS PAGANS IN LIMBO  /   HYVEELLINEN PAKANAT LIMBOOSSA

2017   oil on canvas   155 X 141 cm  /  61 X 55.5 in
$5000






FIERY FURNACE  /  TULINEN UUNI

2017   oil on canvas   160 X 142 cm  /  63 X 56 in
$5000






ABANDON HOPE  
( IT BROUGHT YOU HERE )   /  LUOPUA TOIVOSTA  ( SE TOI SINUT TÄNNE )

2017   oil on canvas    154 X 142 cm  /  60.5 X 56 in
$5000






DANTE AND VIRGIL

2017   oil on canvas   160 X 142 cm  /  63 X 56 in
$5000






PURGATORIO NO. 2

2016   oil on canvas   132 X 122 cm  /  52 X 48.5 in
$5000






WAITING FOR LEMMINKÄINEN  /  LEMMINKÄISEN VASTAUS

2017   oil on canvas   160 X 42 cm  /  63 X 56 in
$5000






STEAM-GIVER  /  LÖYLYJÄ  No 1

2017   oil on canvas   132 X 120.5 cm  /  52 X 47.5 in
$4500






STEAM-GIVER  /  LÖYLYJÄ  No 2

2017   oil on canvas   137 X 94 cm  /  54 X 37 in
$4500







MADONNA

2017   oil on canvas  137 X 94 cm  /  54 X 37 in
$4500







PURGATORIO NO. 3

2017   oil on canvas   137 X 94 cm  /  54 X 37 in
$4500






HAIR WASHING  /  HIUSTEN PESU

2017   oil on canvas   132 X 124.5 cm  /  52 X 49 in
$4500







AINO SWIMMING  /  AINO UI

2017   oil on canvas   135 X 82.5 cm  /  53 X 32.5 in
$2200







INFERNO:  CANTO VIII

2017   oil on canvas   138.5 X 147 cm  /  54.5 X 28 in
$2200






SHAVER  /  PARRAN AJAJA

2017   oil on canvas   89 X 69 cm  /  35 X 27 in
$2200






NIGHT OUT  /  ILLANVIETTOON

2017   oil on canvas   89 X 69 cm  /  35 X 27 in
$2200






MOVING THE MIRROR  /  PEILIN SIIRTO

2017   oil on canvas   89 X  69 cm  /  35 X 27 in
$2200






RED WHISKER   /  PUNAINEN VIHTAJA

2017   oil on canvas   91.5 X  84 cm  /  36 X 33 in
$2200







STEAM /  LÖYLY

2017   oil on canvas   133 X 50 cm  /  52.5 X 19.5 in
$2200






detail:  FERRY CROSS THE RIVER No. 1  ( EMIGRANT ) 
  /   LAUTTA YLI JOEN  No. 1 ( SIIRTOLAINEN )






detail:  DANTE AND VIRGIL

2017   oil on canvas   160 X 142 cm  /  63 X 56 in






detail:  DANTE AND VIRGIL

2017   oil on canvas   160 X 142 cm  /  63 X 56 in







Saturday, September 16, 2017



































SCARECROW AMONG THE CHANCELLORS 

an installation for 
'Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity' at Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia   
9 September - 12 November 2017

http://msvuart.ca/index.php?menid=02&mtyp=17&article_id=538


Scarecrow Among the Chancellors stations a weathered survivor before a monument of top dogs. The monotyped faces on the wall are derived from a 1967 book, Swiridoff: Portraits of German Political and Economic Life, of photographs of mid-century politicians and business figures of the postwar economic miracle —Wirtschaftswunder—era. These are the faces of some of the most profoundly focused and accomplished adults in the public sphere of their time. The service-staff working stiff scarecrow is experiencing a moment of status vertigo, uncertain whether his life has borne sufficient fruit in comparison. This is expressed in the manner of the scientist Wile E. Coyote, who, having stepped off a cliff, saunters blithely on until he becomes aware of his circumstance, at which point he articulates his dread as the law of falling bodies reasserts itself.

Has one grown old without growing up? For artists, as for everyone, each instant of one's life is a moral minefield that turns us either into Isaiah Berlin's hedgehogs, who view the world through the lens of a single defining idea, or foxes, who draw on a wide variety of experiences and for whom the world cannot be boiled down to a single idea. For me art's first relevance is its heuristic value— I always want the work to be a little smarter than I am. To invent and construct ideas in concrete form is also a way of constructing one's self. The promise of a lifetime's labour is the hope of a 'late style': that is, an unprecedented, personal voice. Titian, in his late paintings, used as little paint as is humanly possible to conjure a felt reality. Beethoven, in his last piano sonata, No.32, Op. 111, effectively anticipates boogie-woogie jazz in 1822. At some point in an artist's life, perhaps one has prepared oneself by giving to art, in the form of work and thought, sufficiently that one can now take from art ideas and forms which are beyond one's grasp.





The Scarecrow as doorman security guard.





MSVU Art Gallery technician David Dahms.  Thanks, David!


Burdock Scarecrow













Ten of the eighty 'Chancellor' monotypes