The ceramic sculptures Shiga-Love series were created at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan where I was selected as a resident artist by SCCP in cooperation with Finnish Institute in Japan in 2018. During the residency I focused on the glazing techniques as an attempt to develop new ways of coloring by using only ceramic methods, yet in a way that the ceramic as a material begins to resemble another occurrence. The sculptures remain like illustrated layers which have been cut out of the canvas and hanged on the wall, and a layer glazed blue or a sentence engraved on a surface refer to an excerpt from a significant turning point in a prolonged process within my ceramic practice in general.
In the joint exhibition Shiga-Love and Magic Carpets shows the results from the residency alongside a collection of paintings by Jussi Niskanen. It’s a collection of ceramic sculptures and oil paintings which are connected in the portrayal of time through the usage of different layers which both hide something underneath them and on the other hand expose new perspectives.
The exhibition Shiga-Love and Magic Carpets was exhibited at Kämp Garden, Garden Room in Helsinki, 2019. Shiga-Love series are exhibited with travelling group exhibition “Finnish Season” organised by Finnish Institute Benelux and Spazio Nobile Gallery in Paris and Brussels during 2019-2020.