Jenni Niskala is a Master of Fine Arts and a graphic artist, having graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki in 2022. Her artistic work is based on working and applying printmaking techniques, most often mokulito, wood engraving and roller techniques. Niskala is interested in the effects that various techniques have on constructing an image – the work involves creative problem-solving within the limitations and potential of the tools used.
Niskala’s works have often been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 2013. Her works are held in various collections, including those of HUS Helsinki University Hospital, the Finnish State Art Commission, the Jyväskylä Art Museum and the Finnish Art Society.
The Kordelin Foundation and the Finnish Art Society are supporting Niskala in her current work and preparing for the exhibition.
Exhibited at tm-gallery 10.5.-4.6.2023
The works in the exhibition are based on the materials and features of the work process. They show visual details, such as the stencils used in printing and the ink marks left behind in the printing process. Niskala’s works reflect on the essence and characteristics of printmaking and the aesthetics of working with printing techniques. They explain the work process and techniques behind printed images by deconstructing the meta-level work into images. The technique comes together with similar observations of the environment in some of the works, whilst others tend to depict the construction of the works as a serial event, in which a piece introduces techniques one after the other.
Artist’s portrait - Patrik Rastenberger
Artwork images - Jenni Niskala 1. Overgrowth 2. Cutie