Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Harhaileva huomio - Wandering Attention

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Vengeful Semblance Trilogy

The Avantgarde Black Metal trilogy will be finished this year. The third album needs 4 more songs.

I've been possessed by this surprisingly potent project. I wasn't even going to make the first album but these songs wanted to come out.

Vengeful Semblance
Released July 1, 2019.

Instruments of Unveiling
Out January 1, 2020.

Also out in 2020.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Queasy Poets Society

Dawn of the Queasy

Queasy Poets Society

The Walking Queasy

The Quick and the Queasy

The Evil Queasy

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Queasy

Queasy Presidents

Evil Queasy 2: Queasy by Dawn

Queasy Man Walking

Queasy Sexy

Bringing Out the Queasy

Freddy's Queasy: The Final Nightmare

Queasy and Buried

Queasy Man's Shoes

Wanted: Queasy or Alive

Queasy in a Week Or Your Money Back

Orgy of the Queasy

Friday, October 4, 2019

A conversation with my Swedish neighbour, Bengt

BENGT: Hey, havve youu evver heardd thatt soong, Midnight Train to... Yyooorrya?

ME: Say that again.

BENGT: Midnight Train to... Yyoooooorrrrya.

ME: You mean Midnight Train to Georgia?

BENGT: NO!!!!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Rumpu - Drum

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

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Art questions October 2019

Q: Why do YOU want to be a visual artist?

A: I've been looking for strong images my whole life. I've developed relationships with them and that is the real power.

There are millions of images everywhere. You have to create something that stands out. No one is going to care about your works if the visual impact is nonexistent.

Q: Are you doing any kind of research?

A: Similarly to a lot of the things I do, my research is based on curiosity. Most of the time I'm all over the place and that's what I prefer. I don't want to be an expert.

If you do research based on curiosity, people will make fun of you. They always ask why. Why are you looking up this thing? Why are you reading this book? I don't know. I don't know the outcome.

Ask yourself: am I being joyful?

Q: Do you ever feel like you're running out of ideas?

A: No. There is no ultimate idea, no ultimate sigh of relief or satisfaction.

Q: What museums would you recommend?

A: Ateneum art museum in Helsinki. Ainola, home of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957).

Monday, September 30, 2019

Korva - Ear

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

Friday, September 27, 2019

Verijuuri - Blood Root

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Aave - Spectre

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

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Kriittinen - Critical

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Silmäteriä - Pupils

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Favourite writers and short stories

This is one of the best things I've ever done. Classic short stories are among the works I admire the most. It's amazing what these writers are able to do in the density of just a few pages. I'm usually impressed by everything surrounding the plot and I only know the title before I start reading.

E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822)
The Sandman

Honore de Balzac (1799–1850)
The Curé of Azay-le-Rideau
The Virgin of Thilhouse

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
The Cask of Amontillado
The Imp of the Perverse
The Masque of the Red Death
The Oval Portrait
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Tell-Tale Heart
William Wilson

Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893)
Lasting Love
The Wolf

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904)
A Joke
A Mystery
A Work of Art

Franz Kafka (1883–1924)
A Country Doctor
The Hunter Gracchus

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012)
The Burning Man
Fever Dream
The Golden Apples of the Sun

Italo Calvino (1923–1985)
At Daybreak
The Call of the Water

Richard Matheson (1926–2013)
The Holiday Man

Clive Barker (1952)
The Life of Death
The Yattering and Jack

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Kristallipallo - Crystal Ball

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Art questions September 2019

Q: Why did you choose black and white?

A: This wax drawing technique I developed is a monochrome technique. Black and white is not a strange choice in the world of drawing, but you have to understand it. To me it is mainly about shapes. Bringing out the strength and the energy is crucial. I have never had a list of black and white techniques and I never will. I simply believe in its possibilities.

When I was a teenager I discovered the black-and-white photography of Matti A. Pitkänen and the illustrations of Gustave Dore. Films like Eraserhead, Repulsion and Tetsuo furthered my interest in this visual approach. German expressionism finally urged me to start drawing.

Q: What would you do if you couldn't make music or drawings?

A: I've started writing short stories this year. There's lots of ideas and I'm trying to finish one of these stories.

I would also like to be a comedian who writes books, but that's never going to happen. It's a fantasy. I love language, older stand-up, Spike Milligan, Lord Buckley and Groucho Marx.