Jukka Siikala: Paintings

I reach for ecstatic nausea with conflicting elements. I utilize painting techniques by mixing traditional layer painting and the popular imagenary in a vein of 70's American photorealism. In my latest works I have included expressive style as a contrast to small details. I try to avoid creativity and stylization as a humanizing factor. I copy the original models quite faithfully favouring strict cuts through human figures as compositional brutality. The same unintenional spirit of mercilessness can be seen in the errors of pixelated digital images that I have used as models. As a raw material I use amateur pornography, that is tuned up with more or less intuitive elements. The outcome is a mix of my own assosiations, reducement, medical illustration, own photographs etc. As a side product I reflect the trends of our time in a same wretched style as eurotrash and exploitation cinema. In fact I like to see my self as trash artist. I also feel resemblance with noise music.
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Jukka Siikala: Soya Sausages, oil on canvas, 62 x 62 cm, 2014

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Jukka Siikala: Soya Sausages, oil on canvas, 62 x 62 cm, 2014

Jukka Siikala: Portrait, oil on canvas, 35 x 27 cm, 2011

Jukka Siikala: Portrait, oil on canvas, 35 x 27 cm, 2011

Jukka Siikala: Sausage1, oil on canvas, 40 x 53cm, 2012

Jukka Siikala: Sausage1, oil on canvas, 40 x 53cm, 2012


Jukka Siikala: Head, oil on hard board, 2010

Jukka Siikala: Head, oil on hard board, 2010

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Jukka Siikala: Nameless, oil painting on hardboard, 2011

Jukka Siikala: Nameless, oil painting on hardboard, 2011

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Jukka Siikala: Untitled, oil on canvas, 40 x 54cm, 2012

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Jukka Siikala: Untitled, oil on canvas, 40 x 54cm, 2012

Jukka Siikala: Restless Cinderella, oil painting on hardboard, 2011

Jukka Siikala: Restless Cinderella, oil painting on hardboard, 2011

Jukka Siikala: Moonlight Ejaculation, digital photomontage, 2011

Jukka Siikala: Moonlight Ejaculation, digital photomontage, 2011

Jukka Siikala: The first phase of a new painting. I am interested to see how painters build up their paintings, so here is a sample from my own process. Oil on hardboard, 2011

Jukka Siikala: The first phase of a new painting. I am interested to see how painters build up their paintings, so here is a sample from my own process. Oil on hardboard, 2011

Jukka Siikala: The Home Stairs, oil on canvas, 80 x 120 cm, 2008

Jukka Siikala: The Home Stairs, oil on canvas, 80 x 120 cm, 2008

Jukka Siikala: Experimental Portrait IV, 80 x 120 cm, 2005-2008

Jukka Siikala: Experimental Portrait IV, 80 x 120 cm, 2005-2008

Jukka Siikala: Experimental Portrait I, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2003-2008

Jukka Siikala: Experimental Portrait I, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2003-2008

Jukka Siikala: Experimental Portrait II, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2005

Jukka Siikala: Experimental Portrait II, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2005

Jukka Siikala: Untitled, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2009

Jukka Siikala: Untitled, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2009

Jukka Siikala: Samsung, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, 2009

Jukka Siikala: Samsung, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, 2009