The human figure is potentially the most complex and demanding form an artist can represent.
Subtle distinctions in the subject’s physical language and in the artist’s perspective can vastly modulate interpretation.
These artworks attempt to capture the persona conveyed through gestures and to heighten and communicate that sensibility through the juxtaposition of complementary visual imagery from unrelated sources. The work is grounded in the physical reality of a keenly observed subject, intensified by the artist’s intuitive response to the form.
Figures are originally drawn from life using handcut carbon paper pasted onto a kraft substrate. Selected drawings are then digitally captured and integrated with collage elements to express personal memories and to evoke visual associations. The graphic quality of the simplified human form is complemented by the intricacy and detail of the associated imagery. The contrast is balanced through an extended improvisatory process.
Final pieces are limited editions of Inkjet prints, produced with pigment-based archival inks on museum-quality watercolour paper.
A native of Finland , I currently reside and work in Toronto, Canada.