" 4 x 28 = 107 "
Premise ( s ) / Alkuoletus
Background / Taustaa
aha ! moment ( this is herstory )
I had an Epiphany in December 2000, that
and because, and as
so ... ... ... ...
... the whole point of this ... A L L ... is H A P P E N I N G , nothing else, just H A P P E N I N G ,
that H A P P E N I N G H A P P E N S , that H A P P E N I N G K E E P S H A P P E N I N G .
( Got it ? )
... ... ... ... so what ?
In 1996 I had started a vast ( ongoing ) documentative Archiving Project as my graduation work from art school. In turn of the year 2000-2001, as an essential part of my graduation work ( May 2001) in Time-Space -Art -category, I wrote a long conceptual writing about my concept of Being ( sort of phenomenal, I was thinking at the time ) and about Nothingness as H A P P E N I N G. ( Few understood. ) ( Can be found in my art school's library, I guess. )
I continued my art studies to get a professional degree as a Painter, and graduated in December 2002 from the Painting -department, read about it here : |Agnes Martin|
My art school graduation work 2002 included two separate kind of paintings as color studies: small color studies on square bases, and larger figurative paintings, in which I had used the knowledge I learned with the small ones. Later the figurative painting series gradually got an additional content as about Wizzards and Witches, Sorcerers and Magicians - and later on I included it in my newer figurative painting series W O O M - Man.
In these figurative paintings, besides my skill in color, I of course was to show also a little of my figure drawing skills after all those years working working working like a maniac drawing croquis for hours at some point daily for months, while at the same time attending every Life Model Drawing session I could find, and studying densely & insanely classical anatomy drawing 1999 - 2001. It was absurd. I was absurd.
But in the main role were My Colors. My Inner Colour Life.
I was turning more and more to abstract painting and conceptual works.
In my graduation work I included a writing ( a more poetic one ) about my Coloristic Painting and me being an Absurd Structure-Maker of 4-sided coloristic paintings ( ongoing ), series called " 4 x 28 = 107 ", 2002 - . ( Also this one can be found in my art school's library, I am guessing. --- Okay ... of course I have copies. )
Since 2004 this series of paintings ( also as a structure ) has been presented in several galleries and other public spaces together with another absurd structure I made ( ongoing ), a series of hundreds of little Artist's Books called
epäröintejä lyijykynällä / hesitations with a pencil, 2004 - .
For survival causes during past years I had to sell some separate pieces of work from both of these compilations to different collectors, but I am confident that these collectors will some day gather the pieces and themselves in a big powwow and dance around my art hahaha
Since then I have found solid proofs, that I am onto something here ;
that is ; I found s o m e t h i n g ... work continues ... only now I k n o w what I'm doing
[ oh yes -- > ( öh ? ) ]
This is the third book to gather my conceptual writings
together with my poetic expression : Ur Society.
In several points I am still that uttermost beautifully color-mindly-equipped, clear and stupid student beginning to paint - on the one hand this is excellent progress as it shows nothing's happened in-me ; I am still beautiful-mindedly as pure as I have always been when it comes to colouristic painting itself, having my own, individual inner colors still - but then again, on the other hand I am so done, in fact so over(done) and out, that I don't give a shit anymore. I never had a message ( I thought ), and I said I can stop any minute, and I am okay with Nothing, and who gives a shit about my painting ( s ) anyway.
What to do then.
I don't know.
I don't know.
How are paintings measured by 4-sided -rule
- the first basic step
Test it yourself :
# 13 Hassu, 2002 - 2005, restored 2017 from the series Sea of Love, 2017 - from the series " 4 x 28 = 107 ", 2002 - [ ongoing ]
acrylic on frozen pizza cardboard box mounted on 1 cm thick MDF-board, 24 x 24 x 1 cm
art & photo © 2005 - 2017 Tiina Hölli
painting's price is 200 €
Merigalleria Mathildan Marinassa
Salon Taiteilijaseuran myyntinäyttely 30.04.-30.08.2017
poster : Merigalleria
Exhibition in the press :
Perniönseudun Lehti 2017-06-01 : Mathildan Marinasta saa myös silmanruokaa
About the pricing of " 4 x 28 = 107 "
Painting this series since 2002, the prices of these 24 x 24 cm and 25 x 25 cm squares have varied between 200 € and 1000 € depending for example on if they were mounted on MDF, framed, versions, included in subseries, or have somehow a special history, are classics or if I say so. Over the years the average price of these 24 x 24 squares was first 400 € for some years, then for a few years settled to 600 € with or without frames, then to 1000 € with frames, and now the average price is 1000 €. Exceptions occur.
The Absurd Structure-Maker Creator has thus spoken.
Tiina Hölli : list of ongoing exhibitions
Original works and fine art prints of original works by Tiina Hölli for sale :
Fine Art America | Saatchi Art | Bizarre | TAIKO
... what H A P P E N E D to my Premise ( s ) ?