Markus Jäntti, Oscar Veyrunes

01.02. – 31.03.2024


Vanha Talvitie 9, Helsinki

Installation view

[,,-.II], 2023, wire mesh, toy car, 9 x 17 x 29 cm

[,,-.I], 2023

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

[.QWERTZ.], 2023, wire mesh, foldable keaboard, 30 x 13 x 17 cm

[_Ca.r'i_BB«—s°un≈], 2023, wire mesh, swim gear, 34,5 x 34 x 12 cm

[o._re'je] [II], 2023, wire mesh, pillow, 37 x 40 x 22 cm

[,,-.III], 2023, wire mesh, SURIG Zitronen-säure, 24 x 11 x 15 cm

photos : Tuomas Linna



You’re automatic and your heart’s like an engine

I die with every beat

You’re automatic and your voice is electric

Why do I still believe?

It’s automatic, every word in your letter

A lie that makes me bleed

It’s automatic when you say things get better

But they never

Ther’s no real love in you

Ther’s no real love in you

Ther’s no real love in you

Why do I keep lovin’ you ?

Feels automatic countin’ cars on a crossroad

They come and go like you

Feels automatic watchin’ faces I don’t know

Erase the face of you

It’s automatic, systematic, so traumatic

You’re automatic


The Finnish artist Markus Jäntti and the French-German artist Oscar Veyrunes open their first duo exhibition Automatic at PajaGalleria in Helsinki with a new body of works including paintings, monotypes and sculptures. This project reflects the artist's ongoing exploration of the shifting moment when products become cultural myths and symbols. In his paintings and prints, Jäntti investigates the figures of horses, unicorns, roses and cars. Veyrunes, on his part, develops a specific weaving methodology of wire meshes around domestic objects. This dialog creates a hybrid environment where the familiar – toy car, pillow, flowers,cartoonish figure – is counter balanced by peculiar and unforeseen moments. At times, the works seem like memories, already somewhat vague and elusive, punctuated unexpectedly by details wafting in from other contexts.