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Jaanika Peerna Art

Estonian

Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist, whose work encompasses drawing, video, installations and performances. She creates abstract drawings on thin plastic paper through intuitive physical movements inspired by and reminiscent of dance. She lives and works in New York and Tallinn. In Peerna’s studio work, she uses the physical movements of her body to simulate natural forces such as falling water, wind, gravity and momentum. She attaches a sheet of Mylar to a board then grasps a bunch of pencils in each hand. Touching the tips of the pencils to the Mylar she then executes a single, fluid, whole-body gesture, moving the pencils across the surface in emulation of the motion of natural phenomena such as a waterfall or storm surge. In this movement, Peerna’s body becomes as water released. The pencils are an extension of Peerna’s physicality and the image left behind on the surface is an instantaneous record of this singular natural event. Outside the studio Peerna sometimes collaborates with musicians, dancers and other artists, executing her drawings on Mylar spread out onto the floor or hung from the ceiling. She connects her pencils to Mylar’s surface then moves across the surface creating marks that record the intuitive motions she makes, while interacting with her partner. Peerna is inspired by transitory natural phenomena such as light, water and air. While in the process of creating a drawing, she connects to the sound of the tip of the pencil running across the surface. The image thus becomes a physical record of the transitory nature of the experience in which she is collaborating. The work is an aesthetic monument, a visual memory of the moment. Though active, involved and sometimes noisy, her practice is deeply rooted in an investigation of silence. It is an attempt to record the simplicity and beauty underlying a complex set of environmental and experiential stimuli. Her drawings are a relic of the culmination of a meeting of three-dimensional and two-dimensional space. The work carries with it an inherent contemplative depth caused by the use of a static, flat surface, as a method of recording emotional, psychological and physical transitions involving space, time and human activity.

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Artist: Jaanika Peerna
Big Melt #10 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Big Melt #10 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captu...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Big Melt #16 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Big Melt #16 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captu...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Big Melt #16 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Big Melt #16 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captu...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Storm Horizontal 82 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Storm Horizontal 82 (Abstract drawing) Graphite and color pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and S...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Spill (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Spill (Abstract drawing) Graphite and color pencil on Mylar. Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Spill. Plastic paper is attached to a foamboard and tilted down away fr...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Thaw 3 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Thaw 3 (Abstract drawing) Graphite and colored pencil on two layers of plastic paper. Unframed. Thaw Series is a new series of drawings where the artist continues her work touchin...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Color Pencil, Graphite

Small Maelstrom (Ref 854) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Small Maelstrom (Ref 854) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the cente...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Screech of ice series 41 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Screech of ice series 41 (Abstract drawing) Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper. Unframed. Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Paper, Color Pencil, Graphite

Spill (ref 857) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Spill (ref 857) (Abstract drawing) Graphite and color pencil on Mylar. Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Spill. Plastic paper is attached to a foamboard and tilted do...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Maelstrom Series 67 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Maelstrom Series 67 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the center on ...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Tipping Point #7 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Tipping Point #7 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Tipping Point. This drawing has been created eyes closed. It captures an a...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Big Melt #20 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Big Melt #20 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captu...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Big Melt #22 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Big Melt #22 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captu...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Screech of ice series 43 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Screech of ice series 43 (Abstract drawing) Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper. Unframed. Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Paper, Color Pencil, Graphite

Storm Series (Ref 844) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Storm Series (Ref 844) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, th...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Spill (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Spill (Abstract drawing) Graphite and color pencil on Mylar. Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Spill. Plastic paper is attached to a foamboard and tilted down away fr...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Tipping Point #7 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Tipping Point #7 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Tipping Point. This drawing has been created eyes closed. It captures an a...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Storm series (ref. 845) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Storm series (ref. 845) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, t...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Tipping Point #5 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Tipping Point #5 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Tipping Point. This drawing has been created eyes closed. It captures an a...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Maelstrom Series 77 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Maelstrom Series 77 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the center on a...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Small maelstrom (Ref 855) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Small maelstrom (Ref 855) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the cent...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Screech of ice series 42 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Screech of ice series 42 (Abstract drawing) Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper. Unframed. Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Paper, Color Pencil, Graphite

Big Melt #20 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Big Melt #20 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captu...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Spill (ref 857) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Spill (ref 857) (Abstract drawing) Graphite and color pencil on Mylar. Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Spill. Plastic paper is attached to a foamboard and tilted do...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Small Maelstrom (Ref 854) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Small Maelstrom (Ref 854) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the cente...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Pigment, Mylar, Pencil

Big Melt #22 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Big Melt #22 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captu...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Screech of ice series 41 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Screech of ice series 41 (Abstract drawing) Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper. Unframed. Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Paper, Color Pencil, Graphite

Maelstrom Series 68 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Maelstrom Series 68 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the center on a...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil

Storm Horizontal 82 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Storm Horizontal 82 (Abstract drawing) Graphite and color pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and S...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Maelstrom Series 67 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Maelstrom Series 67 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the center on ...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Thaw 3 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Thaw 3 (Abstract drawing) Graphite and colored pencil on two layers of plastic paper. Unframed. Thaw Series is a new series of drawings where the artist continues her work touchin...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Color Pencil, Graphite

Screech of ice series 43 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Screech of ice series 43 (Abstract drawing) Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper. Unframed. Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Paper, Color Pencil, Graphite

Storm Series (Ref 844) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Storm Series (Ref 844) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, th...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Big Melt #10 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Big Melt #10 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captu...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Screech of ice series 42 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Screech of ice series 42 (Abstract drawing) Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper. Unframed. Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Paper, Color Pencil, Graphite

Storm series (ref. 845) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Storm series (ref. 845) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, t...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Storm series (ref. 845) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Storm series (ref. 845) (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, t...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Maelstrom Series 77 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Maelstrom Series 77 (Abstract drawing) Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the center on a...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Storm Horizontal 82 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Graphite and color pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, this artwork was made by tightly c...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Screech of ice series 43 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper. Unframed. Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in two hands and letting them to do the control...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Paper, Color Pencil, Graphite

Storm series (ref. 845) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, this artwork was made by tightly clasping a s...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Storm Series (Ref 844) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. So many different storms, so hard to capture. Beginning in the wake of hurricanes Irene and Sandy, this artwork was made by tightly clasping a s...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Big Melt #10 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captures the moment when solid is turn...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Big Melt #16 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captures the moment when solid is turn...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Thaw #6
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in Fairfield, CT
This piece is framed.
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Big Melt #22 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captures the moment when solid is turn...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Maelstrom Series 67 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the center on a tilted table, she extends her fingers ...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Big Melt #20 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil and water on mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Big Melt. It has been created with pigment pencils and ice. It captures the moment when solid is turn...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Small maelstrom (Ref 855) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the center on a tilted table, she extends her fingers ...
Category

Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Tipping Point #7 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed. This work is from a series titled Tipping Point. This drawing has been created eyes closed. It captures an accumulation of marks made by the arti...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil

Spill (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Graphite and color pencil on Mylar. Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Spill. Plastic paper is attached to a foamboard and tilted down away from the artist, as she bend...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Screech of ice series 41 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper. Unframed. Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in two hands and letting them to do the control...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Paper, Color Pencil, Graphite

Screech of ice series 43 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Colored pencil and graphite on plastic paper. Unframed. Screech of Ice is a new series of drawings made by holding a bunch of pencils in two hands and letting them to do the control...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Paper, Color Pencil, Graphite

Thaw 3 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Graphite and colored pencil on two layers of plastic paper. Unframed. Thaw Series is a new series of drawings where the artist continues her work touching upon environmental matter...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Plastic, Color Pencil, Graphite

Spill (ref 857) (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Graphite and color pencil on Mylar. Unframed. This work is part of a series titled Spill. Plastic paper is attached to a foamboard and tilted down away from the artist, as she bend...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

Maelstrom Series 68 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil on Mylar. Unframed. The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the center on a tilted table, she extends her fingers t...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil

Maelstrom Series 77 (Abstract drawing)
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in London, GB
Pigment pencil on Mylar - Unframed The Maelstrom Series include the most iconic and known of Peerna's works. Starting from the center on a tilted table, she extends her fingers t...
Category

2010s Abstract Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Pencil, Pigment

Storm Series #53
By Jaanika Peerna
Located in Fairfield, CT
Color Pencil Graphite Mylar
Category

2010s Jaanika Peerna Art

Materials

Mylar, Color Pencil, Graphite

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