FUTURE GALLERY

Nu Painting

Jaakko Pallasvuo

22 Mar. – 20 Apr. 2013

Future Gallery is proud to present Nu Painting by Finnish artist Jaakko Pallasvuo. This is Pallasvuo’s second solo show at the gallery.

“I started painting when I was 14 and continued until I was 21. my approach to the medium alternated between furrow-browed intensity and casual play. I was a severe young person.

I developed a crisis of meaning related to how communicative or important I imagined those canvases could be (not very). Then there was the issue of fitting a post-studio lifestyle in with egg tempera and yards of rough fabrics. Painting was closed-in and locked down. The surrounding discourse didn’t help: it seemed obsessed with material and structure to the point of being autistic, but also over-invested in a trivial history of the medium. Or perhaps it was the other way around, that I was not successful in making myself care.

At 22 I began the flight to other mediums, nations and realms online. this was a fruitful escape. I did not return to the easel. however, a certain way of seeing persisted. looking for light and contour, often over content. I began to draft more seriously in photoshop.

Nu Painting is a game. A blank .psd file is a level terrain. Layers are added and blank spots are filled with textures, 3D objects, faux-3D effects, simulated bruhsstrokes, colors and formless forms. The resulting file is stashed in a folder until a print has been ordered (chromaluxe or dye-sublimation). when the order has been placed the file is deleted.

The original file is sacrificed in order to create value. The printed matter now has a chance of attaining the status of a unique art object. Nu Painting becomes an old medium.”
– Jaakko Pallasvuo

http://nupainting.com

RASTA MEDUSA, 2013, Dye-sublimation print on canvas, 120 x 80 cm
PLANESCAPE: TORMENT, 2013, Dye-sublimation print on canvas, 120 x 80 cm
PEEP SYNONYMS, PEEP ANTONYMS, 2013, Dye-sublimation print on canvas, 120 x 80 cm
OLDE PAINING, 2013
Oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
install view
install view
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, 2013, Dye-sublimation print on canvas, 120 x 80 cm
DO PAINT THE MEADOWS WITH DELIGHT, 2013, Dye-sublimation print on canvas, 120 x 80 cm
ALIEN VS PREDATOR, 2013, Vitrine, synthetic dreadlocks, ice cream, Dimensions variable
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (detail)
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (detail)
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (detail)
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (detail)
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (detail)
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (detail)
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, 2013, Dye-sublimation print on canvas, 120 x 80 cm