Replika is a series of self-portraits exploring the idea of degradation of media when it’s compressed either in digital or analog format. Quite like recording a copy of a copy of an audio or video tape. This often adds filter of noise which replaces the original information with new artifacts. Loss of detail brings out new kinds of perspectives to the original photograph the paintings are base on. Situations in the pictures are ordinary glimpses of daily life with underlaying tones scaling from serenity to anxiety.
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Toxic is a collaboration exhibition between Emilia Mäkelä and Roosa Lalja. It’s a collection of paintings delving in the murky waters of abstract expressionism but at it’s core is the pure joy of painting. A sewer flowing with colours and emotional disturbance creating vortexes of broken tones and lines that work their way through like thread in a labyrinth.
Survival Mode is a series of painting made for a gallery exhibition. Themes of the paintings contrast softness and vulnerability of human skin against other substances like concrete, steel and leather. In the middle the home is a resting place on a plastic floor that grows fungus.