Petri Kaverma: Aiheita (Subjects)

Petri Kaverma: Aiheita (Subjects)




12:00 – 17:00


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I wanted to break away from the thought of the subject – actually from all other thoughts – and work as intuitively as possible. My hand grabbed the pencil and started drawing. That’s how the subjects of my exhibition were born: not as a starting point, but as a result of artistic work, by itself.


A walk through works and spaces that demand attention at the Moscow Biennale. And suddenly: stagnant, empty images without words, let alone explanations. Neon lights rotate in the dark space. There is a cloth on the floor, a beautifully lit curtain. The old man steps from the right corner of the screen to the left.


Old and simple technology combines creative work with a long tradition. When the plotter touches the paper, a connection to the abstract world is created. Working with a pencil is bringing handicraft into the realm of thoughts.


The mark made by the machine wouldn’t exist without the mark of my pencil, that makes sense. While the cooperation between the hand and the pencil is unpredictable, the machine does exactly what I ask for. In this way, the machine is also an extension of my hand. Corpse and iron meet.

Fri 05 Jan 2024 – 28 Jan 2024 12:00 – 17:00


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Ruoholahdenranta 3a
Helsinki, Finland