Silence is silver, 2015

Pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

100 x 116 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Silence is silver, 2015

pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

100 x 116 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vision, 2015

pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

100 x 138 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heartbeat, 2015

ink & pencil on paper

42 x 36 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirage, 2015

pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growth, 2016

ink & pencil on paper

30 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 

 

A view from a castle in the air, 2015

ink & pencil on paper

30 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

A view from a castle in the air, 2015

ink & pencil on paper

30 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stllness

acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a crack in everything, 2015

ink & pencil on paper

110 x 110 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Slow is in my blood, 2015

pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

70 x 48 cm

 

 

 

 

 

That's how the light gets in, 2015

ink & pencil on paper

110 x 110 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures of You, 2015

pencil on paper

30 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Atmosphere

2015

pencil on paper

 

 

 

 

 

Potential, 2015

pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

100 x 138 cm

 

 

 

 

Potential, 2015

pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

100 x 138 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conductor, 2015

pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

100 x 138 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dreamwalker, 2015

pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

100 x 138 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pathos of things II, 2015

ink & pencil on paper

25 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 

 

The pathos of things I, 2015

ink & pencil on paper

25 x 21 cm

 

 

 

 

The pathos of things III, 2015

ink & pencil on paper

25 x 21 cm


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folded I & II, 2015

acrylic on canvas

à 30 x 20 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folded, 2015

acrylic on canvas

à 30 x 20 cm

 

 

 

 

Folded III & IV, 2015

acrylic on canvas

à 30 x 20 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stillness in the midst of chaos, 2015

acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

Broken blossoms, 2015

acrylic on canvas

30 x 20 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond chitter & chatter, 2015

Pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

100 x 138 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond chitter & chatter, 2015

Pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

100 x 138 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond chitter & chatter II, 2015

Pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic


 

 

 

 

 

 

The painting, 2015

Pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic


 

 

 

 

 

 

Aesthetics of solitude, 2015

pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

50 x 35 cm

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond chitter & chatter III, 2015

Pigment ink print face mounted on acrylic

 

 

 

 

 

The rest is silence ( full of sound )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS ALWAYS, I WITHDRAW INTO THE MUSIC

 

10.4.-3.5.2015

 

At Helsinki Contemporary, Bulevardi 10, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

 

The exhibition consists of photographs, drawings and paintings. Several of the works depict spaces: either existing, staged or fictive. Andersson has constructed and pictured miniature spaces, into which he has placed his drawings as props. The actual space of the gallery where the exhibition is hung also becomes a part of the works. The drawings and paintings have taken on new, abstract features.

 

Andersson is a great consumer of culture and looks for points of reference in various art genres, such as music or theatre. His starting point for the As Always, I Withdraw into the Music series was a work of literature of the same name written by Andersson himself. This is not included in the exhibition, apart from a single sentence. In adhesive lettering mounted on transparent plastic film is a quotation from Hamlet: The rest is silence. Andersson has carried this on with the words: Full of sound.

 

An important role in the works is played by the colour white – a colour that is both all colours and no colour. It is produced by mixing together the whole visible-light spectrum, or by bleaching and removing all pigments. The colour white is associated with many different things in different cultural and historical contexts, such as innocence, ghosts, holiness and grief.

 

Andersson is moved by the colourlessness of white, and by the way it has come to symbolize emptiness and silence. The starting point for a drawing is always an empty paper and its potential to be filled. Emptiness is a space in which our imagination can flow freely. Just as in a tea ceremony, a single flower in the middle of an empty room can transport the host and guests into an imaginary realm of trees in blossom.

 

Background noises are momentarily hushed amid the silence, and our senses are sharpened. There is no such thing as “pure” silence, and yet in the midst of it we can perceive the things around us and ourselves in tranquillity. Silence or emptiness do not mean insignificance or that something does not exist. On the contrary, emptiness is highly expressive. In traditional Chinese and Japanese painting the “empty” portion can fill two-thirds of the canvas; it is an important part of the expression.

 

Andersson has sought to evoke a complete, intense, felt experience that heightens our sensitivity, feelings and sensory perceptions. He uses a clear, disciplined and precise form of expression to achieve an open, nuanced end result, one that respects the viewer.

 

 

 

 

 

In 2015 Ville Andersson is named the Young Artist of the Year in Finland. In conjunction with the exhibitions at Helsinki Contemporary & Tampere Art Museum, a bilingual publication Ville Andersson - Young Artist of the Year - 2009-2015 is also published.

 

The book is designed by Ahonen & Lamberg

 

 

The book was chosen as The Book of the Year 2015 at the Antalis Design & Print Awards

 

The book was chosen as one of the most beautiful books of the year 2015 by the Finnish Book Art Committee

 

 

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION (+ READ INTERVIEW) - HELSINKI CONTEMPORARY GALLERY

 

 

READ THE ESSAY: Only White Will Remain in the End – Supplemental notes on Ville Andersson by Juha-Heikki Tihinen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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