WINTER COLLECTION


Winter Collection is an exhibition of works by 15 Finnish artists, encompassing a wide range of styles, themes and techniques, including painting, printing, drawing and photography.

Axel Antas depicts the long-extinct passenger pigeon in a series of images inspired by legendary English photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies. The work refers to the last known passenger pigeon which died in a zoo in 1914. Sami Parkkinen’s Limbo series is a commentary on our consumer society: here a polished car bonnet and petrol-stained stretch of pavement have been re-imagined as painterly components for non-figurative art.

Elina Brotherus presents photographs from her new series Sebaldiana.Memento Mori, inspired by W G Sebald’s writings on Corsica. His Campo Santo acted as a tour guide for Brotherus during her visit to the island and helped her to discover its forests, beaches, mountains and the traditional burial sites in people’s private gardens and farms, often found in meaningful sites under a large tree or on the mountainside. Inspired by this practice, Brotherus began to seek out other scenic spots that also could have served as a permanent resting place.

In Marja Pirilä’s dream-like camera obscura photograph, a summer’s day has been projected into the interior of a room, while Martti Jämsä has photographed a series of individual objects – a Santa mask, a Christmas tree topper, a plate and a spoon – heightening their symbolic significance. Yuletide is also present in Stiina Saaristo’s large-scale prints showing a praying but decidedly earthly angel. Hanna Pohjola’s still-life inspired floral arrangements bloom with hidden symbolism, and Mika Karhu’s drawings are a layered exploration of tragic events in our shared history.

Petri Hytönen has coloured in black and white renditions of old postcards, and Anne Tompuri has continued to expand her Faces series. Topi Ruotsalainen brings us an urban crowd of people, while Antti Tanttu’s woodcuts are portraits of individuals, captured in a variety of situations and settings. Markku Laakso presents a magic-tinged portrait of twin girls shown against the backdrop of a wintry forest executed in a national romantic style.

Samu Raatikainen’s pointillist painting is a playful exploration of texture, light and shadow, while Alvar Gullichsen’s works speak the abstract and universal language of geometry, his shapes creating a stage-like space, complete with light and shadow.

Rauli Heino

 
  • Winter_collection_2020/AXEL_ANTAS_MARTHA_1_2020

    Axel Antas: A Passenger pigeon flying (after Eadweard Muybridge) (detail), 2020
    Giclée-print
    7 parts á 37 x 29 cm
    edition 3

  • Winter_collection_2020/AXEL_ANTAS_MARTHA_7_2020

    Axel Antas: A Passenger pigeon flying (after Eadweard Muybridge) (detail), 2020
    giclée-print
    7 parts á 37 x 29 cm
    edition 3

  • Winter_collection_2020/ELINA_BROTHERUS_TOMBEAU_IMAGINAIRE_9_2019

    Elina Brotherus: Tombeau imaginaire (Imaginary Burial Place) # 9, 2019
    pigment ink print
    90 x 67 cm
    edition 6

  • Winter_collection_2020/ELINA_BROTHERUS_TOMBEAU_IMAGINAIRE_17_2019

    Elina Brotherus: Tombeau imaginaire (Imaginary Burial Place) # 17, 2019
    pigment ink print
    90 x 120 cm
    edition 6

  • Winter_collection_2020/ELINA_BROTHERUS_TOMBEAU_IMAGINAIRE_19_2019

    Elina Brotherus: Tombeau imaginaire (Imaginary Burial Place) # 19, 2019
    pigment ink print
    90 x 120 cm
    edition 6

  • Winter_collection_2020/ELINA_BROTHERUS_TOMBEAU_IMAGINAIRE_3_2019

    Elina Brotherus: Tombeau imaginaire (Imaginary Burial Place) # 3, 2019
    pigment ink print
    80 x 120 cm
    edition 6

  • Winter_collection_2020/ALVAR_GULLICHSEN_MAE_CELESTIAL_HEAVENLY_MOTHER_2019

    Alvar Gullichsen: Mae Celestial (Heavenly Mother) 1, 2020
    acrylic on canvas
    160 x 230 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/ALVAR_GULLICHSEN_MAE_CELESTIAL-MODULE_HEAVENLY-MOTHER_2019

    Alvar Gullichsen: Mae Celestial module (Heavenly Mother), 2019
    acrylic on paper
    74 x 70 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/PETRI_HYTNEN_KUKKA_2020

    Petri Hytönen: Flower, 2020
    pigment ink print, watercolour
    92 x 66.5 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/PETRI_HYTNEN_KIRJE_2020

    Petri Hytönen: Letter, 2020
    pigment ink print, watercolour
    92 x 66.5 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/MARTTI_JAMSA_LYTJ_JOULUPUKIN_NAAMARI_2006_2011

    Martti Jämsä: Objets trouvés: Father Christmas Mask, 2006/2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • Winter_collection_2020/MARTTI_JAMSA_LYTJ_JOULUKUUSEN_THTI_2011

    Martti Jämsä: Objets trouvés: Christmas Tree Topper, 2011
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • Winter_collection_2020/MARTTI_JAMSA_LYTJ_LAUTANEN-_II_2011

    Martti Jämsä: Objets trouvés: Plate II, 2011/2020
    pigment ink print
    62 x 52 cm
    edition 10

  • Winter_collection_2020/MARTTI_JMS_LYTJ_PELMIINILUSIKKA_2011_2020

    Martti Jämsä: Objets trouvés: Spoon, 2011/2020
    silver gelatin print
    62 x 52 cm
    edtion 10

  • Winter_collection_2020/MIKA_KARHU_PATOLOGIN_MUISTOLLE_2020

    Mika Karhu: For the Memory of Pathologist, 2020
    gouache and varnish on paper
    84.5 x 66 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/MIKA_KARHU_UNOHDETTU_2020

    Mika Karhu: Forgotten, 2020
    indian ink on paper
    84.5 x 66 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/MARKKU_LAAKSO_KAKSOSET_LUMISESSA_METSSS_IV_2020

    Markku Laakso: Twins in snowy forest IV, 2020
    oil on canvas
    140 x 200 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/SAMI_PARKKINEN_LIMBO_RAINBOW_2019

    Sami Parkkinen: Rainbow from series Limbo, 2019
    pigment ink print
    205 x 148.6 cm, edition 5
    130 x 94 cm, edition 8
    22 x 16 cm, edition 10

  • Winter_collection_2020/SAMI_PARKKINEN_LIMBO_YOU_SEE_WHAT_YOU_WANT_TO_SEE_2020

    Sami Parkkinen: You See What You Want to See from series Limbo, 2020
    pigment ink print
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5
    40 x 30 cm, edition 8

  • Winter_collection_2020/SAMI_PARKKINEN_LIMBO_THE_DRIVER_2019

    Sami Parkkinen: The Driver from series Limbo, 2019
    pigment ink print
    97 x 129.5 cm, edition 5
    54 x 72 cm, edition 8
    16.5 x 22 cm, edition 10

  • Winter_collection_2020/MARJA_PIRIL_KATI_JA_VELI-PEKKA_2016

    Marja Pirilä: Camera obscura: Kati and Veli-Pekka, Mänttä, Finland, 2016
    pigment ink print
    112 x 145 cm, editio 7
    82 x 107 cm, editio 7

  • Winter_collection_2020/HENNA_POHJOLA_FLOWER_QUOTES_2019

    Henna Pohjola: Flower Quotes, 2019
    drawing on paper
    120 x 90 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/HENNA_POHJOLA_ART_HISTORY_NOTES_2019

    Henna Pohjola: Art History Notes, 2019
    drawing on paper
    120 x 90 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/SAMU_RAATIKAINEN_CHI_SQUARED_NO_10_SERIES_1_2000

    Samu Raatikainen: Chi-Squared no.10, series 1, 2000
    oil, acrylic, wax, canvas, wood
    140 x 140 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/TOPI_RUOTSALAINEN_HETKI_2020

    Topi Ruotsalainen: Moment, 2020
    oil on canvas
    140 x 100 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/TOPI_RUOTSALAINEN_WILLY_2020

    Topi Ruotsalainen: Willy, 2020
    oil on canvas
    50 x 50 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/TOPI_RUOTSALAINEN_DOOMERS_2020

    Topi Ruotsalainen: Doomers, 2020
    acrylic and oil on canvas
    43 x 61 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/TOPI_RUOTSALAINEN_DOOMSAYER_2020

    Topi Ruotsalainen: Doomsayer, 2020
    paper, iron wire, acrylic and ink
    variable size

  • Winter_collection_2020/STIINA_SAARISTO_SUOJELUS_2014

    Stiina Saaristo: Auspice, 2014
    mezzotint on aquatint
    164 x 112 cm
    edition 12

  • Winter_collection_2020/STIINA_SAARISTO_VARJELUS_2014

    Stiina Saaristo: Hallow, 2014
    mezzotint on aquatint
    164 x 112 cm
    edition 12

  • Winter_collection_2020/ANTTI_TANTTU_HARHARETKI_2019

    Antti Tanttu: Odyssey, 2019
    woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    110 x 94 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/ANTTI_TANTTU_VARKAAN_POIKA_2019

    Antti Tanttu: Thief's son, 2019
    woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    135 x 120 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/ANTTI_TANTTU_YHDESTOISTA_HETKI_2019

    Antti Tanttu: Eleventh hour, 2019
    woodcut and mixed media on mdf-board
    110 x 94 cm

  • Winter_collection_2020/ANNE_TOMPURI_KASVOT_SARJASTA_KASVOT_2020

    Anne Tompuri: Faces from series Faces, 2020
    gouache and pigment on canvas
    115 x 115 cm

 
 
 
 
 
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