“In this time of previously unpresedented change and uncertainty of life itself, I find it soothing to look up at the skies at night. There is something calming to see all the stars that surround us on this tiny fragile planet. The scale of the stars and the universe around us is totally incomprehensible to us humans. By looking far into the skies I’m reminded of how small I am and that viewed from a greater cosmic perspective nothing I do matters at all. Instead of falling into despair about this I find it inspiring. This is why I and we must live. We are here in this time and place right now, so why not make it worthwhile. Gazing far helps us to see close at the things that really matter. Imagined Space is a series of works where I’ve let my mind wander beyond my vision to encounter these worlds far away where thick clouds give birth to stars, black holes swallows everything in their way and where numerous planets orbits around in a cold and dark space.
All this makes me want to ask fundamental questions of life. And maybe this makes you want to ask something too?
Why was I born?
What lies beyond me?
What is love?
What is loss?”
Imagined Space is a series of works where light art collides with the traditional practice of fine art paintings. The series is a thematic continuum on the exhibition Images from Distant Worlds (2016), where a similar technique was used. By combining light and pigments the works makes use of two different kinds of colour mixing processes: additive mixing where coloured light blends together and subtractive mixing where different pigments blends into new colours.
Imagined Space was exhibited in Tampere Maja, in Tartu, Estonia in December 2018.
Imagined Space -exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre in Finland and Svenska Kulturfonden.