Get Physical

Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm and oil on paper, 76 x 56 cm, 2015

This is not painting just as a reference to its own self-absorbed entity. There are no zombies playing magical maracas. This is painting as a physical being in the world, part of its mess, and part of its beauty. This is not painting as a mystical matter. This is an everyday matter that certainly, absolutely and positively matters: talks back and watches back, demands attention and provides appetite.

And, then, well, what about the physical and the narrative? For that, lets get down to it – lets get into details of the details. Let’s get physical, let’s get particular, lets get moving. 

Can you hear it, too? Get down on it, get down on it.

Mika Hannula


  • Kunstkraftwerk, Leipzig