›Nature Morte‹ (Still Life) is the title of this work, which inspires me so much because of its unadulterated materiality. This materiality inscribes itself in the diptych via varying sizes and captivates with its elegant restraint. It is only through the perception of the roughly woven, unprocessed canvas that the stylised outline of two flowers takes on the power of the impasto paint on the background. In his works, Jukka Rusanen exploits the juxtaposition of sober background and pure colour. With the canvas cut up and sewn back together as a direct counterpart, the artist questions the very nature of painting and plays with the major questions of the representative arts in a characteristic manner.
— Yala Spiegel