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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'High School Painting 1' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Wistful Watson' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Divining Rod' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Orb' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Mockingjay Pendant' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'High School Painting 2' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'High School Painting 3' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Picasso Hopeful' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Ei' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Forlorn (Head)' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Prosperous (Head)' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Biomorphic Abstraction' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Sailor Moon Ruins' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Bodied' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Dropout Sweater 1' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Dropout Sweater 1' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Achilles' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'To Allow Oneself, To Let Oneself' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Braid' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Mockingjay Pendant' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Guy Fawes Mask' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Poem Card' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, 'Don't Look Back In Anger' (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.
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Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (2015) Exhibition view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.

Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kuin puuton ranta… (2015) exhibition photos

, 27 May 2016

A solo exhibition by Jaakko PallasvuoKuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (‘Like the treeless shore that you sat upon’) ran from November 19 to 29, 2015, at Helsinki’s Sorbus-Galleria, combining painting, objects and text. The room embraces the chaos of a studio, where one idea threads into the next, each building on top of what was made previously.

Bright orange, pink and blue paint covers the walls in abstract shapes and brush strokes. Drawings and other immediate pieces are placed on top. ‘Wistful Watson’ (2015) is a sharpie pen drawing of a muscular man, using an A4 sheet of paper. The homemade jewellery ‘Divining Rod’ (2015) and ‘Mockingjay Pendant’ (2015) hang down from the ceiling. ‘High School Painting 2’ (2015) looks like it has been plucked from a doodle made in a school notebook and the two bits of clothing hung on the wall are titled ‘Dropout Sweater’ (2015). The one finished-looking work in the show is titled ‘Picasso Hopeful’ (2015), and has a humorous presence in the context of the rest.

Rooting itself in a consciously masculine approach to art making alongside references to fandom and popular culture, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit  suspends itself between irony and sincerity. There is no press release revealing further information, except the trailer (above) featuring footage from the installation and soundtracked by ‘Nord Amor‘ from French DnB-heavy metal band VLN (Very Long Nightmare) featuring epic EDM drops and bagpipes. There is also an accompanying text taken from a Finnish poem, also referenced in the exhibition title, with its English translation that reads:

Soi korvissani runot. Kaikki, kaikki. Alue, valtatie ja etäisyys
ei enää ole raja askelille.
Tie luokse pois

ei johda. Läheisyys
on sama tosi: uni molemmille. Rakastit vettä – vesi laulaa nyt. Suluton, vapaa, ääriänsä vailla. Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit kestävät aallot tänään
kiven lailla.

– Mirkka Rekola

Poems sound in your ears. Each one, each one. Region, highway and distance
can limit the footsteps no longer.
The road to you doesn’t

lead away. Closeness
is the same truth: a dream for both.
You loved the water – now the water’s singing. Without dams, free, without limits.
Like the treeless shore that you sat upon
the waves endure today
like stone.

– Mirkka Rekola

Exhibition photos, top right.

Jaakko Pallasvuo’s Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit was on at Helsinki’s Sorbus-galleria, running November 19 to 29, 2015.

Header image: Jaakko Pallasvuo, ‘Picasso Hopeful’ (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.

Towards fragility + softness: Anna Torkkel’s Present examines the essence of the here + now in Helsinki, Nov 16 – 18

Thursday

A solo exhibition by Jaakko PallasvuoKuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (‘Like the treeless shore that you sat upon’) ran from November 19 to 29, 2015, at Helsinki’s Sorbus-Galleria, combining painting, objects and text. The room embraces the chaos of a studio, where one idea threads into the next, each building on top of what was made previously.

Bright orange, pink and blue paint covers the walls in abstract shapes and brush strokes. Drawings and other immediate pieces are placed on top. ‘Wistful Watson’ (2015) is a sharpie pen drawing of a muscular man, using an A4 sheet of paper. The homemade jewellery ‘Divining Rod’ (2015) and ‘Mockingjay Pendant’ (2015) hang down from the ceiling. ‘High School Painting 2’ (2015) looks like it has been plucked from a doodle made in a school notebook and the two bits of clothing hung on the wall are titled ‘Dropout Sweater’ (2015). The one finished-looking work in the show is titled ‘Picasso Hopeful’ (2015), and has a humorous presence in the context of the rest.

Rooting itself in a consciously masculine approach to art making alongside references to fandom and popular culture, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit  suspends itself between irony and sincerity. There is no press release revealing further information, except the trailer (above) featuring footage from the installation and soundtracked by ‘Nord Amor‘ from French DnB-heavy metal band VLN (Very Long Nightmare) featuring epic EDM drops and bagpipes. There is also an accompanying text taken from a Finnish poem, also referenced in the exhibition title, with its English translation that reads:

Soi korvissani runot. Kaikki, kaikki. Alue, valtatie ja etäisyys
ei enää ole raja askelille.
Tie luokse pois

ei johda. Läheisyys
on sama tosi: uni molemmille. Rakastit vettä – vesi laulaa nyt. Suluton, vapaa, ääriänsä vailla. Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit kestävät aallot tänään
kiven lailla.

– Mirkka Rekola

Poems sound in your ears. Each one, each one. Region, highway and distance
can limit the footsteps no longer.
The road to you doesn’t

lead away. Closeness
is the same truth: a dream for both.
You loved the water – now the water’s singing. Without dams, free, without limits.
Like the treeless shore that you sat upon
the waves endure today
like stone.

– Mirkka Rekola

Exhibition photos, top right.

Jaakko Pallasvuo’s Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit was on at Helsinki’s Sorbus-galleria, running November 19 to 29, 2015.

Header image: Jaakko Pallasvuo, ‘Picasso Hopeful’ (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.

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Jaakko Pallasvuo + Sorbus-curated group show R4pp4cc1n1’5 D4ugh73r opens with a song by The Cramps, Aug 12 – 27

10 August 2017

A solo exhibition by Jaakko PallasvuoKuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit (‘Like the treeless shore that you sat upon’) ran from November 19 to 29, 2015, at Helsinki’s Sorbus-Galleria, combining painting, objects and text. The room embraces the chaos of a studio, where one idea threads into the next, each building on top of what was made previously.

Bright orange, pink and blue paint covers the walls in abstract shapes and brush strokes. Drawings and other immediate pieces are placed on top. ‘Wistful Watson’ (2015) is a sharpie pen drawing of a muscular man, using an A4 sheet of paper. The homemade jewellery ‘Divining Rod’ (2015) and ‘Mockingjay Pendant’ (2015) hang down from the ceiling. ‘High School Painting 2’ (2015) looks like it has been plucked from a doodle made in a school notebook and the two bits of clothing hung on the wall are titled ‘Dropout Sweater’ (2015). The one finished-looking work in the show is titled ‘Picasso Hopeful’ (2015), and has a humorous presence in the context of the rest.

Rooting itself in a consciously masculine approach to art making alongside references to fandom and popular culture, Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit  suspends itself between irony and sincerity. There is no press release revealing further information, except the trailer (above) featuring footage from the installation and soundtracked by ‘Nord Amor‘ from French DnB-heavy metal band VLN (Very Long Nightmare) featuring epic EDM drops and bagpipes. There is also an accompanying text taken from a Finnish poem, also referenced in the exhibition title, with its English translation that reads:

Soi korvissani runot. Kaikki, kaikki. Alue, valtatie ja etäisyys
ei enää ole raja askelille.
Tie luokse pois

ei johda. Läheisyys
on sama tosi: uni molemmille. Rakastit vettä – vesi laulaa nyt. Suluton, vapaa, ääriänsä vailla. Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit kestävät aallot tänään
kiven lailla.

– Mirkka Rekola

Poems sound in your ears. Each one, each one. Region, highway and distance
can limit the footsteps no longer.
The road to you doesn’t

lead away. Closeness
is the same truth: a dream for both.
You loved the water – now the water’s singing. Without dams, free, without limits.
Like the treeless shore that you sat upon
the waves endure today
like stone.

– Mirkka Rekola

Exhibition photos, top right.

Jaakko Pallasvuo’s Kuin puuton ranta, jolle istahdit was on at Helsinki’s Sorbus-galleria, running November 19 to 29, 2015.

Header image: Jaakko Pallasvuo, ‘Picasso Hopeful’ (2015) Install view. Courtesy Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki.

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