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Storm Series (Ref 845)

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Storm Series (Ref 845)

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Jaanika Peerna

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2009

Pigment pencil on mylar

Unique Work

Dimensions: 46cm (H) x 46cm (W) / 18.1" (H) x 18.1" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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So many different storms, so hard to capture.

Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, this artwork was made by tightly clasping a single pigment pencil, drawing forcefully as a single moving multi-lined force.

The aim was to capture the precise feeling of wind.

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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 water, wind, gravity and momentum. She attaches a sheet of Mylar to a board then grasps a bunch of pencils in each hand. Touching the tips of the pencils to the Mylar she then executes a single, fluid, whole-body gesture, moving the pencils across the surface in emulation of the motion of natural phenomena such as a waterfall or storm surge. In this movement, Peerna's body becomes like water released. The pencils are an extension of Peerna's physicality and the image left behind on the surface is an instantaneous record of this singular natural event.


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