After 100 Years in Finland


2013


Hugo Simberg was painting his dream-alike world with its creatures more than 100 years ago.

Now it's time to wake up.

Simberg's creatures have turned into young adults and, at first, they were wandering around trying to figure out what went wrong. Now they don't care anymore. As the society has ignored them, they gradually stopped caring about anything. However, the concern about social exclusion has taken its place as a hot topic in the daily news, but this is not about it. It's about the lack of solidarity and equal treatment. Total ignorance is a powerful tool - and you reap what you sow.

I see Simberg's symbolism as an image of a lost paradise. As the time has went by, the paradise has been long forgotten. Being too tired to fight against the unconscionable rules gives birth to a thought below the level of consciousness: is it better to take a step sideways and drop out?







"The Wounded Angel" from the series After 100 Years in Finland

inkjet print on dibond,
60 cm x 80 cm











"Frost" from the series After 100 Years in Finland
inkjet print on dibond,
45 cm x 60 cm















"The Garden of Death" from the series After 100 Years in Finland
inkjet print on dibond,
60 cm x 80 cm













"On the Stream of Life" from the series After 100 Years in Finland

inkjet print on dibond,
45 cm x 60 cm












"Dream" from the series After 100 Years in Finland

inkjet print on dibond,
45 cm x 60 cm















"Fairy Tale II" from the series After 100 Years from Finland
inkjet print on dibond,
60 cm x 80 cm














"At the Crossroads" from the series After 100 Years in Finland
inkjet print on dibond,
60 cm x 80 cm















"Travel Companions" from the series After 100 Years in Finland
inkjet print on dibond,
60 cm x 80 cm