Pessi Rautio: ”The Seen”, p. 24
”Inka-Maaria Jurvanen’s art draws from the tradition of figurative surrealism, but the elements she uses don’t really fall into it’s clichés. Jurvanen appears to be succeeding in what many in the field of drawing are trying to accomplish – to create a feeling that something essential is being said about the condition of the modern human with combining things: aimlessly wondering human-trunks are trying to make sense of their surroundings where objects by default acquire meanings.
Jurvanen succeeds because she is meticulous, takes her time, also apparently thinks while drawing, uses versatile angles and structures – doesn’t just pile up things.
Testimony, Pencil Drawings on Plywood, Muu Cable, Helsinki, Jan 13th – Feb 19th”