JUSSI JÄÄSEKLÄINEN (FI)
Jussi Jääskeläinen mixes themes as often as he mixes techniques. The graphic artist and illustrator creates fresh, contrasting and colorful compositions, inspired by nature, animalia, and the Berlin music scene. He implements his own aesthetic in his works based on his experience working with graphic design and illustration.
In his drawings the viewer can observe the interaction between the human and the technological world, as well as the very raw elements of nature. He often blends animalistic figures with objects, creating psychedelic compositions through his use of colour and expression. These watercolours give the notion that the spectator is contemplating a smoky dream, and the intense lines give volume to these fantastic creatures and forms envisioned in the dream.
His choice of technique, colours and expressions contrast the almost deeply hidden, critical messages he wishes to pass through with his work. In some of his aquarelle paintings Jääskeläinen is dealing with abstract fears or is concentrating on the darker sides of his everyday life. Jääskeläinen also questions other pressing issues of society, such as genetic manipulation and the providing of clean and healthy nutrition. With a humoristic and colourful display of art, Jääskeläinen lightens the message and makes it easier for the viewers to understand the message. Thus, he uses his art as a way of lightening his message that reveals the darker side of living in a modern society.
Flamingo in Schoneberg Labyrinth I Turtles Long Trip over the Hills of La Gomera