Saturday, August 06, 2005

There's Gonna be Words Splattered on Them Walls

Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (who has signed this latest card JPK) always works with words or letters, but he is a visual artist at his core; he can, somehow, create remarkable visual beauty with the smallest bits of color and form. On this card, he has scattered a few bits of paint almost haphazardly (or maybe definitely haphazardly), then he added the text in a strange way. The text he has lifted off Finnish newspapers--I recognize it orthographically--in swaths, and then he stuck them to this small panel. We are left with a hurried-looking but delicate little mise-en-page that seems as perfect a wordscene as we could hope.

un violon d'ingres

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