Kirjasto/Library

"Untitled (40204030OC - 99204030OC)"

Forum Box Gallery
Ruoholahdenranta 3A - Helsinki

11.12.2020 to 3.1.2021






Through the re-discovery of images from a personal album where I keep all the random everyday pictures taken with my phone, the painting process attempts to remember these documented lived times, reflecting on the indescribable immaterial behind their visual information, understanding what they mean to me. Identifying each work with a code that only contains chronological and material information, Iā€™m interested in the distance between the indifferent imaginary appearance of the painted surfaces and the most intimate, but foggy memory of the subject. Each painting catalogued and photographed again, the archive is meant to be digital, a three-level database whose impalpable traces ramify in different spatial directions, that exists on the computer and all the devices connected to it, a laboratory index activated by incessant contemplation.

The installation captures an unedited selection from the archive of paintings, displayed as accessed on the screen, code-order, as a result of search by size. A comprehensive view of both an archive section and a group of works, the display includes what is missing for the digital vestiges it left in the database information. Incapable to capture the materiality of the missing painting but able to reconfigure its trace and to grasp a moment of its existence ā€“ the set of digital properties, make codes that name both the object and file, the subject of the display.

Further reading:
A longing for something written in memory by Ali Akbar Mehta







Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm + Info sheet





Exhibition index cards, curatorial Project.



Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm



Untitled*, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm



Dylan*, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm



Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm



Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm



Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm



Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm



Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm



Untitled, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm