Monday, December 5, 2016

Meditative drawing, ink on paper


This is ink on paper waiting for framing. I don't do frames myself but I'm using a local frame-worker to do the job.

Details, ink on paper

This picture of the details shows how simple my way of drawing and working actually is. Just tiny dots or mark of ink beside each other. Few marks doesn't make a proper drawing but if I just keep on focusing details and drawing long enough, the process might end up to some very nice bigger drawing. This kind of working requires steadfastness and faith that all the trouble is worth of endure.

A drawing

I usually draw on papers like this size. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Meditative drawings at Kuopio, Finland

In last September I had an exhibition at Kuopio, east part of Finland, at Gallery G12. Just a small exhibition, but very nice gallery space in the center of this small country town. I have to say that these simplified drawings fit very well in white exhibition spaces like this.

During last decade or even more I have been very lazy to do solo exhibitions and it was nice have one for a long time, even Kuopio is quite far away from Helsinki. To have exhibitions very often is not actually my kind of practice. I rather do artworks on commission basis than to do pile of works for some exhibition hoping someone to buy something. Luckily someone did at Kuopio. The big ink drawing beside of me is now hanging on the wall of a private home at Kuopio.  

Friday, November 25, 2016

Morning drawing

This is one of those "morning drawings" I did last summer having peaceful drawing moments almost  on every morning.

Friday, August 21, 2015

From the sketchbook

I used to carry a small sketchbook like this with me, so that I can do these meditative drawing drillings whenever these is a need and opportunity for that, on the train, after breakfast, at the park etc.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Traces

This is detail of one morning drawing I did a while ago. It is just so relaxing to draw concentrating to the details and drawing process without serious purpose to great everlasting art. Purpose of expandism is not to generate artworks, but to give you good feeling through drawing process. It is mental exercising.