Jaanika Peerna

Premiere DateAug 22, 2017
00:00 Introduction
00:44 Jaanika Peerna
02:03 Seaquest Sleepy Sun
06:25 The Transitional Moment
12:13 Silence
22:11 The Body
27:46 Maelstrom
31:43 Relationship Between Video and Drawing
36:00 Collaborations
39:44 Current Work
41:45 Walk Don’t Run Chimney
45:13 Finish

Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist living and working primarily in New York since 1998 as well as in Berlin and Tallinn. Her work encompasses drawing, video, installation and performance, often dealing with the theme of transitions in light, air, water and other natural phenomena. She is often involved in collaborative projects working with dancers and musicians. She has exhibited her work extensively in the entire New York metropolitan area as well as in Berlin, Paris, Tallinn, Helsinki, Venice, Moscow, Dubai, Sydney, and Cologne. Her work is in numerous private collections in the US and Europe and has been acquired by French National Art collection in Paris. Her work is represented in the United States by ARC Fine Art in Connecticut, and Galerie Ulf Larsson in Cologne. She is a member artist at Artist Pension Trust and was awarded the FID Grand Prize in 2016 for her work in drawing.

All images courtesy of the artist

Light Matter solo exhibition, Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, 2015. Photo by Etienne Rossard

Graphite Falls, 2015. Graphite and color pencil on plastic paper, 13x3x1′. Photo by Etienne Rossard

Brooklyn Falls (back view), 2015. Site specific installation, graphite on plastic paper attached to ceiling and floor, 10x11x14′

Nordic Rainbow Ride, 2014. Site specific installation, graphite on plastic paper attached to ceiling and floor, 20x10x50′. Vaal gallery, Tallinn

Small Storm Series, 2011. Graphite, metallic and black colored pencil on mylar, 5×5″

Small Storm Series, 2011. Graphite and metallic colored pencil on mylar, 5×5″

Small Storm Series, 2011. Graphite, metallic and black colored pencil on mylar, 5×5″

Maelstrom Series #25, 2010. Wax pigment on mylar, 36×36″

Maelstrom Series #3, 2010. Wax pigment on mylar, 36×36″

 

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