OHMYGOSSIP

Iina Koppinen: Opinions about critic and art – and drawing with the left hand

Iina Koppinen: Opinions about critic and art – and drawing with the left hand

OHMYGOSSIP – I can’t stop to admire how beautifully some people can combine their words and their pictures! They can have a such poetic way.. melancholy looks to distance, in the words and in the images. They give this additional form to pictures, briefly but concisely.

By reading and looking I often get a lot of ideas to myself. All sorts of emotions can connect people, and in the best situation, it also leads to the productive perspectives.  For me, this joy of writing.. it is also a joy of perception.

Many years ago I was in accident, my left hand was operated. It is still severely sore, especially if my hand is overworked. Earlier I could use both hands even when writing, but especially drawing. I can tell you – if you want some alternation, you can try writing or drawing with your other hand. It gives new kind of sensitivity and perspective in drawing and it is good exercise.  And it can be fun too! It took really long time to adjust drawing again with my new titanium elbow.  Here’s this first picture, I did – and yes, it has been a long time since I used this left hand.. maybe even half a year or so.  What do you think about my left hand sketch?

photos: Iina Koppinen – drawing sketches with my left hand and “Something melancholic”

As a visual artist, its good to have this ability to know how to take criticism – but also be able to be my own critic and analytic when it is all about my own work, my pictures.. my paintings – for example in some exhibition.  An excellent forum for this kind of things are always interviews, because then I can give my unique estimate to the journalist about my work.  I can offer my own perspective, and also guide the audience to look at my work and make it easier to approach by telling how I live these works through.

photos: Iina Koppinen – upper, jury exhibition, “Flowers and balls”, acryl on canvas, 2017, 100x100cm, and the other – here’s a sneek peak to you!

The art critic does not only evaluate the works of art, but also produce and shape the meanings of culture.  Critics, evaluations, and opinions are important.  Criticism in words is always unfinished, and nobody can say the last word, especially if it is new, contemporary art.  As a visual artist I’m always ready to listen the audience, how do they see, what do they feel.

Theme. It grows into a series of paintings.  And the paintings create an exhibition.  The first sentence of my biography.  I have received a lot of good criticism of my work.. reviews. And the opinions.

photo of a painting: Iina Koppinen – “Sculpture on a canvas”

When I brought sculpture to the canvas by metallic colors – several layers, and then maintain this sculptural style by using spray paint to prevent the brushstrokes from appearing.  In this way, I work the painting more and more to sculptural direction.  I want it to look like a depicted image externally rough and sharp metal pieces.  I have taken to my guiding star, the clarity and consistency and taken off all those extra bursts.  I have conjured modern metallic sculpture to the canvas – subtle those golden and in silver shiny pieces and displayed the lights and the shadows almost vanishing play with metallic- looking surfaces.

Why is this painting worth looking at?  I have taken away the possibility to touch, feel the statue, or the shape of the sculpture.  No one can see it from any other angle, like a normal sculpture.  It has moved to a canvas like an image for a regular newspaper.  You can experience it, but can not touch.  Sculptors do this the opposite way – they look at the sculpture which they are designing, on a canvas first.  So, that is why I thought I could make a painting of a sculpture.

photo: Iina Koppinen

Today, it’s been windy and rainy out there.. I was hoping I could go for a walk in the forest with my camera..

I really hope the sun will shine to all of you, sweeties!

xoxo

Iina

  



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