SAMULI HEIMONEN
There's a crack in everything
3.10.2009 – 25.10.2009

There's a crack in everything, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
130 x 160 cm

 SAMULI HEIMONEN

"There is a crack in everything. That´s how the light gets in."

The name of the exhibition is taken from the lyrics of Leonard Cohen´s song Anthem. I have interpreted the phrases freely and translated them as "Kaikessa on murtumansa" ("There is a crack in everything").
Completeness is unnecessary. Fracture, distortion, breakage is unavoidable. Things as well as people often contain cracks; it makes them fascinating. Sometimes the crack is at the surface and sometimes it is hidden. It always however comes out in the end.

I have thought of a crack as a kind of way to get inside things. It provides a small pathway in an otherwise perfect surface. The purpose of the exhibition is to reveal overlapping structures and seek one´s way inside those that are closely guarded.
The paintings depict situations in which light shines from a crack inside, revealing something that has been previously hidden. Many paintings motivate a desire to see the whole truth. Often matters cannot be seen in their entirety. Some remain buried or concealed beneath the surface. In reality only the tip of the iceberg is visible to the naked eye. I have imagined certain paintings as depicting the entire iceberg. How it would look and whether it could be ever fully understood.

The fracture theme is also associated with the concept of inside and outside. In many of the paintings, the animals have nooks and doors, through which can be seen an unexpected interior. Inside and outside are always in a state of tension in people. Somewhere there is however a channel for viewing one´s inside, private life.

Interfaces are also important in the exhibition. In the images, I searched for the limits formed between inside and outside, the known and the unknown, the subconscious and awareness. At all the borders there is some kind of gate or valve that balances the pressures or tensions between the two worlds.

I have conceived the paintings more as questions than answers. They are also suggestions as to whether it could be this way or that way. An animal is a stage on which thoughts are presented.

Samuli Heimonen

 

Siirry sivun alkuun
heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_etsija

Searcher, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 175 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_hyppy

Jump, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 175 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_kaikessa_on_murtumansa

There's a crack in everything, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
130 x 160 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_kerailija

The collector, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 175 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_kielimuuri

Language barrier, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
50 x 45 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_kiitos_lentaa_pois

Gratitude flies away, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
145 x 175 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_kukka

Flower, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
195 x 195 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_kynsi

Claw, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 130 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_laulu

Song, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
175 x 220 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_lentaja

The aviator, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
145 x 175 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_oma_taivas

Private sky, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 175 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_omin_silmin

With my own eyes, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
175 x 145 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_paaoma

Capital, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
85 x 100 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_piilo

Hiding place, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
175 x 145 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_puolesta

For you III, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
45 x 50 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_puolestasi

For you, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
38 x 42 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_puolestasi_II

For you II, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
38 x 42 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_puolestasi_III

For you III, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
45 x 50 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_rajalla

On the border, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_tuhat_katta

Thousand hands, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 175 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_tuuli

Wind, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
160 x 220 cm

heimonen/2009/Samuli_Heimonen_yhteinen_historia

Shared history, 2009
acrylic and oil on canvas
60 x 100 cm

 
 
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