MIKA VESALAHTI
 
email. mika.t.vesalahti@gmail.com
 
 
 
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Arteground Contemporary Art Festival
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MIKA VESALAHTI - painter

Mika Vesalahti- Reflecting I, oil on canvas, 2015, 170 x190 cm

In his "Rothko-paintings" a starting point is critical and analytical: "Is there poetry after Auschwitz? Rothko answers: No, there`s not. The only possibility is adornian denying of the pictures. Representative and narrative art is not any more possible after Holocaust. Only stripped and abstract images/form. Rothko´s answer was his chapel: black paintings. But it was a dead end. The chapel paintings show hopelessness, depression, immobility of death. The growing power of the western culture has ended."

 

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