“The ontology of wet painting explores the material, natural and conceptual fluidities. A wet painting is energy as much as method.”
The Finnish Institute of London is proud to present “Between whiles that encounter” a solo show by London-based artist Josefina Nelimarkka (b. 1982) in collaboration with Ncontemporary gallery. The exhibition will be held from the 14th of July to 11th of August.
Josefina Nelimarkka's practice investigates natural processes; in her paintings and installations, the artist aims at producing imaginary gardens or landscapes and bringing the outside world in a direct dialogue with the contemporary art practice. She is concerned with the seasonal changes of potentiality as well as looking for material and metaphysical equations in the moment of making.
“Between whiles that encounter”, the title chosen by the artist for the show, directly refers to Nelimarkka’s interest in the idea of slow advancing as well as the continuous presence of the artist during the duration of an exhibition. In her project for the Finnish Institute, the artist will present a series of recent works together with a site-specific installation showcasing one of the many durational processes behind the creation of her works. For the entire duration of the show, the luminous space of the Institute will be put in a persistent dialogue with the artist’s process involving water, pigments and textiles.
Considered one of the most interesting emerging Nordic artists, Nelimarkka is currently concluding her MA in painting at the Royal College of Art in London, participating in the institution’s degree show from the 26 of June until the 3 of July.
Nelimarkka’s works have been exhibited extensively in London and Helsinki, recent exhibition included a solo presentation at Sinne Gallery in Helsinki and a site-specific project at the London Art Fair.
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