Saturday, June 15, 2019

Art questions June 2019

Q: What are your art peeves?

A: Art that is just meant to look good, artists following trends and worrying about reception. Artists with no ideas whatsoever relying on personality or fame.
 People who are afraid to talk about art.
 Frames being used for cute inspirational hogwash. I have actually framed one sentence, but it's from The Divine Comedy:

"The shadowy forms, that seem'd things dead and dead again, drew in at their deep-delved orbs rare wonder of me, perceiving I had life."

It's brilliantly written and not just inspirational.

Q: How many wax drawings have you made?

A: At this point (15.6.2019) I have made 260 wax drawings. This is my 6th year and I make 50 drawings every year. I don't feel like I'm running out of ideas. The period from 2014 to 2019 has felt like an explosion. I'm glad I can say that because other people in my family  had the same skills but they lost interest at an early stage.

Q: What are you working on right now?

A: I've been making music. My 7th album comes out July 1st this year. It's my first metal release under a different name, Vengeful Semblance.
 I have some ideas for short stories. I love classic short stories and I've made a list of my favourite writers (Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekhov, Italo Calvino...).
 And hopefully I will have 300 drawings in total by the end of the year.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Darkness, panic and being alive

Do you want to be here? If the answer is yes, it has to mean something.

I love dark works, strange ideas and beauty in unexpected places. The key is that I'm trying to understand these ideas and feelings that are very hard to explain. I don't just give up.

I have to do these things without panicking. If panic is your reaction, you won't understand anything.

If you create great works - paintings, films, books, music - it proves you're experiencing the joy of ideas. It also proves you want other people to experience that joy. It doesn't matter how dark your work is. If it's done well, people will be moved and they will have a meaningful relationship with your work.

I am tired of pretentious artists who say they want to be depressed. Or that they want to hurt themselves and it's cool. They don't know what they're talking about.

You face the real challenge when you are alive, awake and sober. Are you truly ready for that? Are you truly here?

Monday, June 10, 2019

Luuta - Broom

Wax crayon / wax on paper. Rinta-Perälä, 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Vengeful Semblance release date July 1, 2019

My seventh album will be out July 1, 2019.

1. I Am Aching
2. This Force Wants to Influence Nature
3. Slave Clouds
4. Preserve My Opening Eyes
5. Notes in Ash Grey
6. Deride Not the Disease
7. Eusapia
8. And Now You Are Here

Experimental black metal from Vaasa, Finland.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

7th album progress

Vengeful Semblance: Vengeful Semblance
Writing finished, one song recorded and mixed.

Coming soon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Vengeful Semblance artwork

Vengeful Semblance: Vengeful Semblance

This is the artwork for my new album. Experimental black metal.

I'm mainly a keyboardist and a classical composer. I've been listening to black metal since I was 12 (in 1997). I grew up listening to classical, folk, soundtracks and metal.

I made this album because I couldn't find it. The compositions are vital. I also wanted to make a black metal album about mental illness without being puerile.

Artwork by Rinta-Perälä.

Out in 2019.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Currently working on my seventh album

My next album will be my first experimental black metal release.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Tuttavia - Acquaintances

Wax crayon / wax on paper. Rinta-Perälä, 2019

My background and style

My old pencil drawing from 1999. I was 14.

My background

Drawing and music come from my father's side. I always heard stories about skills and I grew up looking at one of my father's paintings. It was an impressive oil painting of a sunset at sea. Everyone talked about skills but they never talked about ideas and never had the patience to develop a taste. It's why they lost interest at an early stage and now I'm the only artist in my family.

Drawing and music are like breathing. They are simply things I keep doing. I consider myself lucky. Between the ages of 11 and 28 I was good at drawing but only had ideas for music. When I was in my twenties I finally started seriously exploring my favourite art movements and artists. I was already familiar with Hugo Simberg and Edvard Munch. Symbolism, expressionism and surrealism became my artistic essence. Finally I started having my own ideas for drawing.
I was going to be the guy who actually does these things and goes from one idea to the next.


I developed my technique and made my first wax drawing ("Häiväusko - Whisper Faith") in early 2014. This technique is not something you would teach. It is experimental and quite  unpredictable. What I love about black-and-white surreal expressionism is the shapes, energy, emotions, unconscious ideas and experimentation.

I'm not doing these things because of some style. When I have an idea or when I walk into an art gallery, I have two main questions: Where's the strong image? and Does it feel interesting? My drawings are my children.

Rinta-Perälä answers some questions
Why did you become an artist and a composer?
Where do you get your ideas?
Why do you love art?

Monday, April 29, 2019

Tippasilmä - Driblet Eyes

Wax crayon / wax on paper. Rinta-Perälä, 2019

First drawing on black paper.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Kiinteä - Solid

Wax crayon / wax on paper. Rinta-Perälä, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Pöllö - Owl

Wax crayon / wax on paper. Rinta-Perälä, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Myrkkyä - Poison

Wax crayon / wax on paper. Rinta-Perälä, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Jakautuva - Splitting

Wax crayon / wax on paper. Rinta-Perälä, 2019