Galleria Huuto - Souveniring futures

© 2014 Kenneth Pils

Galleria Huuto - Souveniring futures

Exhibition information
Group shows
Wed 23 January - Sun 10 February
2013
Galleria Huuto

JÄTKÄSAARI
MAKASIINI L3
Tyynenmerenkatu 6 , 00220 Helsinki

ti–pe 12–18, la–su 12–16
ti–fr 12–18, lö–sö 12–16
tue–fri 12–18, sat–sun 12–16

Helsinki

SOUVENIRING FUTURES – Transition
Deltagare: Agneta Björklund, Lillemor Boman Carlén, Jannike Brantås, Åsa Elieson, Michael Ellburg, Anna Stina Erlandsson, Rikard Fåhraeus, Christina Göthesson, Karin Häll, Susanne Högdahl Holm, Andrea Hvistendahl, Monica Larsson, Monika Masser, Penka Mincheva, Ola Nilsson, Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa, Kenneth Pils, Peter Westman, Björn Olsén

Works info: 

130 x 140 cm

To use personal, biographical references or constrains my thinking in my art practice. What I seek is a state of openness to what is happening without being limited by my personal choice. I want something new something out of the box to develop.

One way to do this is to use images that I (in advance) do not know anything about. Internet is a place where such motifs can be found , you never know what to expect. By using a random method for selecting images and a painterly transfer method where the painting is upside down, my commitment is reduced to presence and execution.

On the basis of these premises all I need to do is to be there and execute what there is to do. Something happens in the transfer/painting practice, errors, unfocus and lapses which adds an extra aspect to the work. You could see it as totally meaningless (the nihilistic view) OR with a hidden meaning (the deterministic view). This makes it a very thrilling practice even if the sender and meaning is unclear - even to myself.

On show: paintings made up of 3 images each - blended together in Photoshop. The images are picked from image searches on Google based on the words : souvenir, futures, transition.