Artist Statement

The element of time is important in drawing.
Is it possible to create an experience of simultaneousness and/or contiguousness with a two-dimensional image. Can the direction of time be altered. How does changing the method of drawing, from fastidious to rough, influence an image.

I’m interested in different ideologies. An ideology consists of structures that are multi-layered, nestable, parallel, visible and invisible. These structures are imperative when experiences are being internalized and processed. They influence society, distribution of power, social relations, values, choices.

For me making art is commentary by nature. But at the same time the act of making and the artwork itself transforms into evidence and becomes a part of (my) ideology’s structure. Distancing is possible only to a certain point.

 

irinasemenkova

© Irina Semenkova

inka_dan_new

© Julia Stroup

dmallison_new2

© Inka-Maaria Jurvanen

© Lynet McDonald

© Violeta Alvarez

rauma1_new

© Inka-Maaria Jurvanen

© Jukka Lepola

© Petra-Maria Saarinen