About this Artwork
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 toward arms’ length as freely as possible within a rigor of control.
The result is both studied and spontaneous, black upon translucent white, and can be found in discriminating collections worldwide.
About the Artist
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, Berlin and Tallinn.