CHART 202325.-27.8.2022 / Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Topi Ruotsalainen is a Finnish painter, who depicts mainly everyday motifs, capturing moments where a seemingly random assemblage of characters is brought together to form what seems almost like a group portrait. He seeks to depict the invisible action, the tension and the hierarchies that arise between people, the way people inhabit their own bodies and their responses to other bodies around them. In his latest works, he has explored the thematic of togetherness through the form of a circle.
Topi Ruotsalainen (b. 1979) gained his MA at the University of Art and Design Helsinki (2005), gaining a further MA at the Finnish Academy of Fine Art. He has had numerous private shows since 2005 and his work is featured in major public collections.
We will also present an animation work The Transient (2023) by the artist duo Pink Twins (Vesa and Juha Vehviläinen), which is included in the CHART Cinema Programme; a series of videos presented in a loop at the cinema in Kunsthal Charlottenborg throughout the fair.
As part of the Special Projects, which spotlights several presentations by artists that will be exhibited in the foyer and stairway leading up to the fair at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, we will present Aaron Heino's work If There's No Other Way (2022).
Also at the lower foyer, a new curated exhibition, Start Collecting with CHART, will feature a photographic piece Très énervé (2017) by Sami Parkkinen from his series Limbo.