After a Nightmare

In my drawings on the theme of nightmare, I deal with a touch that crosses one’s personal boundaries and the fear that it causes. I want to represent the blurring of limits and the distortion of physical or mental contact in interaction between people. Even a harmless looking nuisance is serious, because every being has the right to integrity. An unclear initial setting makes it possible to hurt someone in an insidious manner. Overwhelmed with fear, the victim of violence stiffens, which makes the situation all the more dangerous. Perceiving one’s own boundaries and defending them is an essential way to overcome fear.

One can also escape from another one’s grip, whenever it is possible. From a different point of view, my works represent the experience of fear towards oneself and its halting impact. Confronting and fighting that fear is more helpful than escaping from it.

Grip of Thoughts
Grip of Thoughts, 61 x 91 cm, 2015

 

Far Away in the Mind
Far Away in the Mind, 61 x 91 cm, 2015

 

Deadlock
Deadlock, 91 x 61 cm, 2015

 

Close and Loud
Close and Loud, 91 x 61 cm, 2015

 

Ravel
Ravel, 91 x 61 cm, 2015

 

Traceless Steps
Traceless Steps, 91 x 61 cm, 2015

 

Nightmare
Nightmare, 173 x 115 cm, 2015

 

Back
Back, 91 x 61 cm, 2015

 

To the Surface
To the Surface, 91 x 61 cm, 2015

 

Face to Face
Face to Face, 70 x 50 cm, 2015

 

After a Nightmare I
After a Nightmare I, 91 x 61 cm, 2015

 

After a Nightmare II
After a Nightmare II, 91 x 61 cm, 2015

 

 

 

© Aino Keinänen