Caspar David Friedrich

The Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, sitting on an iceberg, trying to capture the magic triangle on his painting, having thrown his work The Wreck of Hope (1824), in the ice-cold water, 1986.

This is one of the three works of art made a significant difference to my artistic production. I managed to break free from the two-dimensional picture plane and began to create reliefs of sort, using all kinds of found materials and house paints, but combining them with high-quality artists’ colours and a concept of using well-known artists’ works and life stories as a departing point for my own work. This was communication of a sort, and it worked on many levels. With these works I took first prize at the first Turku Art Biennale. They were also selected for the Young Artists’ exhibition in Helsinki as well as the Finnish Artist’s Association’s annual exhibition. In addition, they were chosen for the big international exhibition Eighty European Painters, which toured most of the European capital cities.

The two other works are:
Mondrian jumps after finishing Broadway Boogie Woogie, Bruce Springsteen plays Born in the USA and Peter Gabriel uses his Sledgehammer, 1986.
Jackson Pollock meets the triangle, the circle and the square, 1986.