Teemu Korpela is a Finnish visual artist, born in 1980. The development of Korpela's expression is defined by a conseptual inquiry that he has made to the history and the possibilities of his medium, the painting. Korpela feels that the possibility to observe abstractions through tangible forms gives us a possibility to grasp understanding about the world. For many years Korpela's paintings have been mostly taken forms of installations, but recently he has returned to work with two dimensional format.
Korpela feels that the possibility to observe abstractions through tangible forms gives us a possibility to grasp understanding about the forces that dictate our experience of the existence.
The visual elements that Korpela uses to give form to his thoughts are shared, and that is why the works have possibility to invite also the viewer to contemplate the base of their own experiences in relation to the surrounding reality.
In the residency Korpela will investigate the possibilities and outcomes of different displays of objects and surfaces to discover sensations of meaning that come, perhaps, as something new to our consciousnes. Korpela's starting point is to make painterly drawings using different cosmetics, like eyeshadow, mascara and makeup powder. Korpela is fascinated by the conseptual meanings of the make up. Using unconventional materials for drawing and painting also forces him to think about the process differently.
Korpela wants to explore the metaphycical thinking towards objects in Japanese culture.
Korpela is inspired by how the artists of different disciplines in Japanese culture are able to make small and delicate things in to something monumental trough the rigorous skill and the ability to command the materials. The working title for Korpelas project in the residency is " The Only Thing I Could Really Do Was Poetry”
Teemu Korpela's residency is supported by Finnish Artists` Studio Foundation and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
|Date||2019.12.01 - 2020.01.31|