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Spill (Ref 856)By Jaanika Peerna

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US$ 4,600



Graphite, Graphite and color pencil on mylar

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Dimensions: 119.4cm (H) x 86.4cm (W) / 47" (H) x 34" (W)

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Artist Statement

This work is part of a series titled Spill.

Plastic paper is attached to a foamboard and tilted down away from the artist, as she bends forward with her hands clasping graphite and colored pencils together, spilling the lines down toward the ground, letting her upper body fall forward as loosely but forcefully as possible.

A blend of the athletic and the meditative, these works respond to the wash of water spilling over sidewalks and human barriers in the wake of the big recent hurricanes in New York and New Jersey.


Artist Profile

Born: 1971
Hometown: Estonia
Based in: New York

Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist whose work encompasses drawing, video, installations and performances. She creates abstract drawings on thin plastic paper through intuitive physical movements inspired by, and reminiscent of dance.
In Peerna's studio work, she uses the physical movements of her body to simulate natural forces such as falling …


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