Pauliina Kaasalainen


1981, Jokioinen

In my studio, I may lose my personal boundaries, my brush or my memory, but I cannot lose the boundaries of my work. These are the boundaries that I, as the author of the works, specifically have to face. They must be defined somehow. The pictorial space will end in something, the space in the room will end, the canvas will end, the wall will end, or the material will end. The work must end somewhere. As a viewer, I could just ignore this problem, but being the author of the work, I must face it. For the viewer, the work may continue indefinitely.


Pauliina Kaasalainen: We Have Gathered Here, 2011