“In this time of previously unprecedented change and uncertainty of life itself, I find it soothing to look up at the skies at night. It calms me to gaze up at 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 nothing I do really matters when viewed from a greater cosmic perspective. Instead of falling into despair about this I find it inspiring. This is why I and we must live and love and cherish what we have. 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 swallow everything in their way and where numerous planets orbit 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 am I made of?
What do I love?
What is loss?”
Imagined Space is a series of works where light art collides with the traditional practice of painting. 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 make use of two different kinds of colour mixing processes: additive mixing where coloured light blends together into white and subtractive mixing where different pigments blend into new colours.
Imagined Space has been exhibited in Tampere Maja, Tartu, Estonia in December 2018 and as a part of Lux Archipelago in Pargas, Finland 2020.
The first Imagined Space -exhibition in Tartu has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre in Finland and Svenska Kulturfonden.