Meerke Vekterli (b. 1988) plays freely with shapes and patterns, textures and structures, composition and transparency.
More traditional techniques, insightfully rooted in the tradition of South Sámi arts and crafts, are explored and combined with more recent technical solutions. The photomechanical and the digital - such as photocopier prints, photopolymer printing, C-prints, and prints scanned through coloured transparent layers composed of various materials - are manipulated and edited, and reprocessed. At the same time, Vekterli is notably skilled in more traditional printing techniques such as woodcut and linocut. She clearly seeks out knowledge of technical processes and the qualities of the materials she uses, and has an extensive and strong material understanding. Taking nature and culture as her themes, Vekterli creates clear graphic structures and expressions. The results are subtle, unfolding previously unconceived and distinctive compositions and works.
The jury believes that Meerke Vekterli will significantly enjoy and benefit from a residency at renowned printing workshop Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE). Her artistry already bears the hallmarks of exploration and experimentation, and a stay here will act as a catalyst for her further exploration of graphic techniques and future artistic development.
|Winner of QSPA Inspirational Award||2022|