Landscape (Oja)

Marjatta Oja

The installation consists of a cuboid, which is covered with transparent canvas. Cuboid is strenghtened with a steel frame and mounted on a wall. There is a video projection inside the cube, and on the surface a printed reproduction of a Constable painting. The painting depicts a female figure in a forest, walking towards a clearing. In the video, the artist herself walks across a landscape from right to left. The light from the projection passes through the surface of the painting, and as the scale of the two figures is the same, the figure in the video appears within Constable’s landscape.  

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Maisema (Oja)
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Maisema (Oja)
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Landscape (Oja)
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Marjatta Oja (Author), Marjatta Oja (Director)
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Marjatta Oja lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in Free Art School in Helsinki, Accademia di Belle Arte in Milan and in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, where she completed her doctoral studies in 2011. Oja uses different media, mainly photographs, videos and objects. She aims to infuse image with depth, liveliness and three-dimensionality into “situational sculptures”. The works of Oja have been presented in exhibitions and events since the late 1980s in Finland, Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the USA.