Monday, January 15, 2018

Myrsky - Storm

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Versio - Version

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Poro - Reindeer

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Tietön - Roadless

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Top 25 soundtracks

Nino Rota
La Strada (1954)

Bernard Herrmann
Vertigo (1958)
Psycho (1960)
Cape Fear (1962)

Krzysztof Komeda
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Ennio Morricone
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1972)

L'Apocalypse des animaux (1970)

Wendy Carlos
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Deep Red (1975)
Suspiria (1976)

Pino Donaggio
Carrie (1976)

Jerry Goldsmith
The Omen (1976)
Alien (1979)

John Carpenter
Halloween (1978)

Basil Poledouris
Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Christopher Young
Hellraiser (1987)

Angelo Badalamenti
Twin Peaks (1990)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Mulholland Drive (2001)

Philip Glass
Candyman (1992)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tuuli - Wind

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Favourite films about identity, isolation, one person against insuperable odds

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Vampyr (1932)
Carl Theodor Dreyer

Rear Window (1954)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock

Repulsion (1965)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Tenant (1976)
Roman Polanski

Blowup (1966)
Michelangelo Antonioni

Duel (1971)
Steven Spielberg

The Shining (1980)
Stanley Kubrick

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Onnekas - Lucky

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Drawing music examples

I always play music in the background when I'm drawing.
In silence I tend to freeze. One drawing usually takes 2-3 hours.
These examples are also some of my favourites.

Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (1899)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (1943)

Bernard Herrmann: Psycho (1960)

1960s Greek Avant-garde

Ennio Morricone: Drammi Gotici (1977)

Siege: Drop Dead (1984)

Diamanda Galas: The Divine Punishment (1986)

Thorns: Trøndertun (1992)

Thorns: Thorns (2001)

Virus: Carheart (2003)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Lisko - Lizard

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Nouseva - Rising

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Senseless crimes against frames

Let's get rid of these completely. Starting next year.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The power of the single image

In my art the image is the thing. The thing you possibly fall in love with because it made you stop and go under the surface. This powerful experience is made stronger when you develop a relationship with the image.

This power does not just emerge from something that is shared, mentioned or commercialised. It is not just information. The powerful image is something you keep going back to. You appreciate both the ideas and the meaningful moments it has given you.

The hunger for ideas is genuine and universal. Artists can set an example by not feeling embarrassed about their wandering curiosity. They are not following constantly the same exact logic. Elements within the image can simultaneously feel familiar and foreign.

I don't know exactly where the ideas come from, but I always face the real challenge when I'm awake and fearless. When I'm not cynically reluctant or jaded and lethargic. I seek these powerful experiences and no one else can do that exploration for me.

Friday, December 8, 2017

I don't want you to be bored with black and white

I have never had a list of black and white techniques and I never will.

Black and white is about shapes and it is filled with possibilities. That's all I need to know. I will never know everything about black and white. It's the same with darkness and light. They are not just what you think they are. I will try different things within these limitations as long as I can.

Different people have reacted to my works and there's one word
I keep hearing: dark.

My works are more than that. They are suggestive and emotional.
I'm not going to avoid darker ideas, but I'm not going to focus on them either. There are things we don't usually talk about, not just because they're dark, but because they're hard to explain.

I want you to see more than just the surface or cliches of black and white.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Walking around with my mind open

I once scanned and printed a 500-page Finnish thesaurus because
I love words and language. It doesn't make me a writer. There's an undeniable joy in finding the right words and discarding the fillers.
I don't want my drawing or song titles to have extra words. What I'm left with has to feel right.

I love looking at empty buildings at night because of the way they feel. It doesn't make me an expert. Most of the time it has nothing to do with the actual history or purpose.

I love random articles on Wikipedia because I never know what I'm going to discover. It doesn't make me a nerd. One thought leads to another and my mind is busy. You don't always have to find anything specific.

Why are you here and what are you looking for? I guess I don't know.

One thing I do know: I don't want to end up in a
literal-minded dead-end.