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Ecstatic Nausea
by Jukka Siikala

Ecstatic Nausea is the first monograph to feature the work of the Finnish cult artist Jukka Siikala. Mostly known for his highly accomplished and erotically charged oil paintings. Siikala is also a conceptual artist, filmmaker and photographer. 

    While his early work primarily attempted to replicate anxiety-driven pornographic images, mostly obtained from the internet, with a photo-realistic accuracy, his later efforts invite the viewer into uncanny, never-seen-before, surreally charged territories.

    Siikala has described his work as pornography sprung from the mind of a child who never matured correctly, an obsession which exists within the parameters of a world which holds neither morals nor empathy, where the female is a fetishised platform and the male is almost non-existent. Within this private and deeply eroticised vision, the sexual elements and subjects seem to mutate constantly in compulsive attempts to reach a state of sensation which the artist refers to as ‘Ecstatic Nausea’. 

    A broad retrospective of Siikala’s work will be published for the first time by Infinity Land Press in autumn 2019.  This monograph will comprise of beautifully reproduced paintings, photographs and digital collages as well as an in-depth interview with the artist.

With a foreword by Mikko Aspa and an interview conducted by Martin Bladh

out now

Softbound, 204 pages, 210 x 280mm,

ISBN 978-1-9160091-2-7    

run of 150 copies

Collector's edition

All Collector's Edition sets - paintings, polaroids & flat prints come with the book.

 
PAINTINGS
*The canvases can be professionally stretched or bespoke-framed at your request.
Please email us for more details.

Spread I - Oil on canvas 210 x 280 mm // £175

 

 

 

 

Spread III - Oil on canvas 210 x 280 mm // £175

 

 

 

 

Spread II - Oil on canvas 210 x 280 mm // £175

 

 

 

 

Sideview - Oil on canvas 210 x 280 mm // £175

 
 
 
SIGNED POLAROIDS
 
 
 
SIGNED PRINTS

 

 

 

Sausage Mission - 200 x 280mm // £65