Sirkku Rosi works mainly with watercolor and performance art. She is interested in the flesh as a place of thinking, ritualism, and absurd poetics of mundane gestures. In her work, Rosi ponders the porous skin as a leaking border between us and other beings, circulation, shared waters, gardens as a place of joy and decomposition, and stones as body parts. She asks what we can cultivate and how, for a fragile future? How does it feel?
Rosi works both with small and large-scale paintings. Corporeal movement is strongly present in the painting process. She dances and uses somatic methods while working, exploring the figures in her paintings by taking and feeling the positions she paints. Our visceral state of being is present in her work. The wild movement of the internal organs, that we thought we controlled but that controls us. Fluids are moving, and fresh colors are luring us to see.
Rosi has had several exhibitions in Finland and abroad, and her works are in the collections of the Tampere Art Museum and the State Art Collections. She does not like gardening but enjoys wallowing in gardens. Rosi explores the connections between physical and visual art, femininity, and the shared experience of carnality. Her artwork contains feelings of diminutive and delicate carnival.
Sirkku Rosi, There must be something in the waterWatercolor on paper, 110 cm x 140 cm, 2020. Photo: Sirkku Rosi.
I was cultivating lilies until the day decayed shorterSirkku Rosi, I was cultivating lilies until the day decayed shorter, aqaurelle on paper, 380 cm cm x 440 cm ,2022. Photo: Timo Wright.
Someone else’s hands tooSirkku Rosi, Someone else’s hands too, aquarelle on paper, 80 cm cm x 110 cm cm ,2022. Photo: Sirkku Rosi.
Sharing watersSirkku Rosi, Sharing waters, aqaurelle on paper, 110 cm cm x 80 cm cm ,2022. Photo: Sirkku Rosi.
Sirkku Rosi, Visceral skylineWatercolor on paper, 25 cm x 25 cm, 2020 Photo: Sirkku Rosi
Sirkku Rosi, In this garden are sungWatercolor on paper, 110x80 cm. Photo: Timo Wright.
Sirkku Rosi, Full of love and empty shellsWatercolor on paper, 110 cm x 140 cm, 2021. Photo: Sirkku Rosi.
Sirkku Rosi, Ride my ponyWatercolor on paper, 20 cm x 20 cm, 2021. Photo: Sirkku Rosi.
Sirkku Rosi, Spring song or allergyWatercolor on paper, 30 cm x 30 cm, 2021. Photo: Sirkku Rosi.
Sirkku Rosi, It was your dreamWatercolor on paper, 54 cm x 150 cm, 2021. Photo: Sirkku Rosi.
Sirkku Rosi, BodyscapesWatercolor on paper installation, 600 cm × 400 cm, 2021 Photo: Sirkku Rosi.
Sirkku Rosi, Small things in my headWatercolor on paper, 75 cm x 54 cm, 2021. Photo: Sirkku Rosi.
Sirkku Rosi installing at tm-gallery, 2020Photo: Timo Wright