Håkan Karvonen
Thesis: Painting Codes

I work with the insufficiency of the photograph as a memory. By using my family's photographic archive as source material for paintings, I reflect upon the interest to document the bodily memory through photography, through the medium specificity of painting -and history, I mediate the process of forgetting, which once the photograph is passed down through generations, turns the subjects anonymous. 

1,2,3,4. Woman and Man Trip-Tych

5. A more Logical Conclusion (It's Not Over)

6. Boy in the Sun

7. Man in Front of the Moon

8. Orange Code

9. Black and White Code