Collage, 80 x 25 cm, 2012
About the work
This work was part of my solo exhibition Eheä Maailma aka Cohesive World exhibited together with the collage works Unser Österreich, Under the Alps, Postcard from nowhere and Uljas kaupunki. The material in these works is found from second hand stores and flea markets: they are landscape postcards, travel catalogue pictures and in this work family album photos from a holiday trip from Finland to Estonia. When I began creating these collages I was intrigued by the nature of such imagery and its linkage to our understanding of nations and nationality, of the national monuments, landscapes, costumes, institutions etc. The collage works created from these pictures form imaginary and artificial worlds that have a clear but twisted connection to our own real world.
Supported by Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse