A moment is the shortest amount of time.
Josefina Nelimarkka works across painting, writing and positioning. Her works investigate the materia, time and language as ephemeral spatialities; arts and sciences merge into fleeting experiences and interactive places relating to one another and proceed as constellations and parallels; her practice is multidisciplinary and site-sensitive.
Pigments dissolving, words colliding, routes with numerous ends, time measurements, imagined possibilities; notes and thought-forms of the speculative. Orientation, alignment and prediction are categories yet also strategies that hold the work to cease. The structure of the works is seasonal and influenced by information flows from astronomy, etymology, microscopy, meteorology and biology.
Durational projects and poetics arise from the multiple materiality of her laboratory and focus on the interweaved experience between the physical, digital, textual and potential. Whereas a studio remains a proposing site for the praxis of taking notes, an exhibition opens up space to realise diagrammatic networks testing the limits of presence and perception.
Josefina Nelimarkka has graduated from MA Painting at Royal College of Art in London in 2016 and is currently concluding her MFA thesis at Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. She holds a degree in BA Fine Art Painting from Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London.
Her recent solo exhibitions are yonder x return, a time-specific large installation at Clearview, London, Between whiles that encounter collecting wet painting processes at The Finnish Institute in London and Precession (screensaver), an interactive video projection at Sinne in Helsinki. Her works and books have been exhibited at Lychee One, Ncontemporary, Centre for Recent Drawing, Exhibition Laboratory, Flow Festival, OFFPRINT 15 at Tate Modern and London Art Fair among other galleries and sites in Helsinki, London and Berlin.
All images and text © Josefina Nelimarkka