PAINTINGS OTHER PROJECTS NORTH BIO CONTACT

My research is based on the interaction of North and my artistical work. I am fascinated by the authenticity of the reindeer herding and its strong relationship with the nature. Life in the North also clearly illustrates the conflicts of modern life and old traditions. The thematic arc of my art is built upon a concern for the disappearance of its rich nature and unique cultural environment.

My latest artistic project started by researching the history of expeditions in Lapland. During the 18th to 20th centuries the North, its nature and life itself were unveiled by new findings. In my artistic work I assume a position of an explorer and adapt their methodology on my artistic work. From summer 2018 I continued my project by shifting the focus on the modern science in Enontekiö, the northest part of Finnish Lapland. I started my co-operation with scientist from the group called BioGeoClimate Modelling Lab. Their work is focused on the spatial and temporal modelling of Earth systems, as biogeography and climatology, and their interactions. By using modern research equipment and statistical modelling, the researchers observe phenomena which might be invisible for a human eye. The time I spent on the field and results of the phenomena observing has become the core of my latest art practice. The connections between the elements take place at different levels, and the changes in them mutually affect each other. The set themes emerge repeatedly in my paintings due to the layered character of my artistic practice. My work includes painting and building installations.

I have taken these photos in Galgon gobba on Båssovarri, Gálggojávri, Baikaboldnin joen latva, Hetta, Karigasinemi, Namakka, Oikijärvi and Saananvankka.