01.    “ I’m undoing a knot. I'm debating whether it's even okay, in this time and state of the world, to paint with rich colours. Although the saturation of colour represents freedom to me, and not happiness (as is generally thought), painting is now somehow more difficult than before.

I take my painting apart. Surface, lines, areas, finally simply colours. I proceed in small intervals, layer by layer, and thinly, a mark is created. I don't plan. I destroy many works, some I start from scratch. A longing for clarity. The colour palette of legos seems sincere. The end result is landscapes, some kind of deformations on a horizon. “

02.    Knotthe exhibition White Wall, Lokal Gallery, Helsinki 2024

'Glance' 2024 - 35 x 30 cm oil, charcoal and ink on wood panel
'Dance like it's 2008' 2023 - 28 x 35 cm oil and graphite pen on canvas
'Knot 1' 2023 - Oil, gesso, charcoal and dry pastel on canvas
14 x 11 x 7 cm hand-build ceramics, 202313,5 x 12 x 8 cm hand-build ceramics, 2023
15 x 14 x 9,5 cm hand-build ceramics, 202313 x 10,5 x 7 cm hand-build ceramics, 2023
Exhibition view, Lokal Gallery 2024Exhibition view, Lokal Gallery 2024potography (c) Katja Hagelstam, Lokal