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Exhibition #86 – Matti Pikkujämsä: Variations

Exhibition #86 – Matti Pikkujämsä: Variations

Jan

13

Fri

12:00 – 18:00

1–2°C

broken clouds

13.1.–11.2.2023
Lokal Gallery

Matti Pikkujämsä’s Variations solo exhibition reflects the secrets and charms of repetition. All the works in the exhibition have been born from careful observation, questions, and variation; from the passion and joy of drawing and painting every day.

“I got a cold in the fall. I drank hot lemon and honey tea, and drew lemons for a couple of weeks. The same lemon. I changed its position a bit. I stared and studied the sheen of the surface, the small point-like holes, the colour of the shadow. I thought about Monet and his question “What colour is it really?”. And Kaskipuro, whom I had managed to forget. The subject was an excuse to start drawing. I drew, listened to music, and got into a meditative, euphoric state.

Exploring the surface, the drawing dots and lines, turned into a mantra-like rhythm. Same lemon, new day. The variables are a slightly new kind of light, a new state of mind and changing music. Just a lemon and a sketchbook, without unnecessary meanings and associations. After two weeks, I could still draw, but the lemon was already starting to smell. I threw it in the bio waste. I was better, the sketchbook was full too.” – Matti Pikkujämsä

Fri 13 Jan 2023 – 11 Feb 2023 12:00 – 18:00

1–2°C

broken clouds

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