The main focus in my exhibition are the large Emakimono-shaped paper rolls. Traces from films and manga can be seen in my art work, as there are similarity in storytelling. To present pictures with this kind of form will give one the opportunity to travel through time, to different places and spaces. Forward and backwards, just by opening and closing the roll one picture/moment at a time – as we do in our dreams and in our minds. One gets to glimpse to the past and future, right here and now.
The variations in deformation and the forms of Japanese beauty are strongly highlighted in my art works. The way I work includes a new perspective to the techniques, materials and the ways in which fine art is usually presented in photography and printmaking.
I combine Japanese aesthetics’ extremity, side by side – such as the beauty of fading flowers – which creates intented tension in my artistic expression. My art has interesting dimensions: it unites the Centuries old Japanise materials and visual heritage with the latest techniques and materials used by printmakers and photographers of today.
2019 is the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Japan and Finland. My exhibition is part of the centennial celebrations.