RIDE LIGHT

RIDE LIGHT is a diary entry about one bicycle ride. It is poetic documentation, a collage of emotions and interpretations evoked by moving through different environments. 

All the images are taken with a mobile phone while riding a bicycle during one evening in the summer of 2019. The images are not technically good, nor are they skilfully taken. The intent has been to capture the metaphysics and inner processes experienced at the moment.

The route meanders through the outskirts of a Finnish town, some sparse villages, and it passes by ancient remains that date back to the iron age. The texts reflect on environmental aesthetics and the concept of landscape. The book criticizes the capitalist ways of land use and reaches into personal meanings that nature and landscapes hold. 

Jenny Vesiväki

Jenny Vesiväki was born in 1986 in southern Finland. She began her art studies in Savonlinna Senior Secondary School of Arts, from which she graduated in 2006. Before resuming her art studies in TAMK in 2017, she worked in many museums in Finland as a guide, studied art history, aesthetics, drama, and tourism.

Vesiväki is a painter, illustrator, and is a performance artist. She occasionally makes video works and uses photography as a means of expression. Most pieces have a handmade, mixed media element to them; also her performances, which usually include tactile objects.

For Vesiväki, the method of drawing is gestural, honest and intimate. Even in her photos, she uses drawing-like editing.

Environmental values are present in all of Jenny Vesiväki ́s works, if not overtly, at least in the process of creation. Energy and polarity are concepts at the core of Vesiväki ́s art. She believes that in the current age of attention economy and urbanization, it is imperative to notice the polarities that are out of balance in our lives. In order to lead balanced lives, humans need exposure to peripheries; and peripheries need humans to protect them. Vesiväki ́s works exude the qualities of connection and commitment, and they are also low key calls for action.

Jenny Vesiväki Art

All content is protected by the copyright law of Finland, copying, presentation or other unauthorized use of the protected material is prohibited. © Jenny Vesiväki 2020

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