Ausstellungsliste nach Galerien
 Ausstellungsliste nach Künstlern

Janna Syvänoja (FIN)

Pieces, spaces, precious places

 11.06. - 10.07.2010

   Vernissage: am Donnerstag, den 10. Juni 2010, von 18:00 bis 22:00 Uhr
beim Galerienrundgang in 1010 Wien

I can make the rules, but the piece takes the shape of its own. When certain formed components start to follow each other and find their rhythm in my hands, the miracle happens. It is a slow, meditative and very natural process.
Working is a play with the scale. A casing of a larva, nest of carpenter ants, shell, cabin, cave, dome. A home for someone.
As an admirer of animal architecture, I want to build my precious places of some common, existing material from my surroundings. I use printed paper, maps, catalogues, dictionary books. They are rich by their past, carrying along certain places and accidental meanings. This material also gives the pieces their individual exterior and interior decoration - their ornaments. I see wood, stone, feather, fur, field, velvet.
Janna Syvänoja

Brosche: Janna Syvänoja 13 x 13 x 7 cm, 2010, paper (maps) and steelwire. Foto: J. Syvänoja