Group exhibition 17.9.2022 – 16.10.2022

The group exhibition at Galleria Heino presents eight of the gallery’s new artists, six of whom have yet to hold a solo exhibition in the gallery. The exhibition features a selection of works previously displayed in artists’ other exhibitions. The works are interconnected thematically.

The works downstairs in the gallery comment on society since the turn of the millennium. In his Block series (2015), Aapo Huhta (b.1985), who was Young Artist of the Year 2020, depicts an urban lifestyle in blocks on Wall Street in New York. Huhta had a solo exhibition of his Block series at Fotografiska in Stockholm in 2016, having been the winner of the museum’s Young Nordic Photographer of the Year 2015 award. Huhta’s work has been categorised as experimental documentation.

The works by SerraGlia (b.1979) and Pekko Vasantola (b.1994) tell about the transformation in communication, the changed nature of communication between people, and the human image in the age of digital devices and social media. In his Traces: Portrait of a Digital Life series (2014), SerraGlia photographs the fingerprints people leave behind when they swipe their touch screen mobile phones and iPads. In his series Gaze on Facebook Profile (2022), Vasantola shows the eye movements of Facebook users when they view their own profile picture through glasses that track eye movements. Vasantola has engraved the web of lines formed by the eye movements on glass sheets. The brands of a market society and their relevance in guiding people’s life and choices can be seen in Aaron Heino’s (b.1977) sculptures.

Upstairs in the gallery, Pauliina Pietilä (b.1982) continues the downstairs theme of the urban environment. She photographs nocturnal street scenes, including display windows, and uses her photographs as the basis for her paintings, where reality ultimately becomes an illusion in the human mind. Marko Backman (b.1977) continues the same theme in his surreal depictions conveying human emotional states.

Minna Rainio (b. 1974) and Mark Roberts (b. 1970) make up the artist duo Rainio & Roberts. The problems of the modern world from the perspective of the destruction of nature feature in their short film To Teach a Bird to Fly (2020), which tells about a critically endangered bird species and efforts to save it from extinction. In this fictionalised story, the narrative voice from the future tells about the state of the planet 80 years from now. In the future, everything has changed: humanity has halted climate change and created a new kind of relationship and bond with other species. The work seeks to create the hope of a better world for people of today. The work won the Risto Jarva Prize at the Tampere Film Festival in 2020. Rainio & Roberts’ production has been categorised as docufiction.

Brothers Juha Vehviläinen (b.1978) and Vesa Vehviläinen (b.1974) make up the artist duo Pink Twins. Pink Twins’ animated work The Transient (2022) shows the growth of real and imaginary plants. The work is like a vision of nature waking up to spring and its power to uplift the mind, yet at the same time reminding us in its uncontrollability of the omnipotence of nature, which is ultimately greater than human might.

Rauli Heino

 
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    MARKO BACKMAN: Oven, 2021
    oil on canvas
    25 x 25 cm

  • backman/2022/marco_backman_sandaalit_2022_oljy_kankaalle_27x38cm

    MARKO BACKMAN: Sandals, 2021
    oil on canvas
    37 x 27 cm

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    MARKO BACKMAN: Drying rack, 2021
    oil on canvas
    17 x 31 cm

  • AARON-HEINO/2022/AARO_HEINO_A_NATURAL_FEATURE_TOXIC_SERIES_2018

    Aaron Heino: A Natural Feature (Toxic series), 2018
    gabbro and paint
    80 x 71 x 20 cm

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    Aaron Heino: A Natural Feature (Toxic series), 2018
    gabbro and paint
    80 x 71 x 20 cm

  • AARON-HEINO/2022/AARO_HEINO_A_NATURAL_FEATURE_MUNDANE_SERIES_2016_a

    Aaron Heino: A Natural Feature (Mundane series), 2016
    marble and paint
    18 x 50 x 20 cm

  • AARON-HEINO/2022/AARO_HEINO_A_NATURAL_FEATURE_MUNDANE_SERIES_2016_

    Aaron Heino: A Natural Feature (Mundane series), 2016
    marble and paint
    18 x 50 x 20 cm

  • AARON-HEINO/2022/AARO_HEINO_A_NATURAL_FEATURE_MUNDANE_SERIES_2017

    Aaron Heino: A Natural Feature (Mundane series), 2017
    marble and paint
    10 x 26 x 10 cm

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    Aaron Heino: A Natural Feature (Mundane series), 2017
    marble and paint
    10 x 26 x 10 cm

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    Aaron Heino: A Natural Feature (Mundane series), 2016
    marmori ja maali
    10 x 28 x 20 cm

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    Aaron Heino: A Natural Feature (Mundane series), 2016
    marble and paint
    10 x 28 x 20 cm

  • HUHTA_AAPO/AAPO-HUHTA---Block_Handout_0004

    AAPO HUHTA: From series Block, 2014
    pigment print
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    50 x 37,5 cm, edition 5 + 2AP

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    AAPO HUHTA: From series Block, 2015
    pigment print
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    50 x 37,5 cm, edition 5 + 2AP

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    AAPO HUHTA: From series Block, 2014
    pigment print
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    50 x 37,5 cm, edition 5 + 2AP

  • HUHTA_AAPO/AAPO-HUHTA---Block_Handout_0001

    AAPO HUHTA: From series Block, 2014
    pigment print
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP

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    AAPO HUHTA: From series Block, 2015
    pigment print
    90 x 67,5 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    50 x 37,5 cm, edition 5 + 2AP

  • HUHTA_AAPO/AAPO-HUHTA---Block_Handout_0006

    AAPO HUHTA: From series Block, 2015
    pigment print
    90 x 67,5 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    50 x 37,5 cm, edition 5 + 2AP

  • HUHTA_AAPO/AAPO-HUHTA---Block_Handout_0007

    AAPO HUHTA: From series Block, 2014
    pigment print
    90 x 67,5 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    50 x 37,5 cm, edition 5 + 2AP

  • PIETILA_PAULIINA/PAULIINA-PIETILA-image00024Fixed_1252

    PAULIINA PIETILÄ: Kuriosa, 2022
    oil on canvas
    190 x 250 cm

  • PINK_TWINS/pink_twins_the_transient_03_2000

    PINK TWINS: The Transient, 2022
    video
    9:50
    edition 5 + 2AP

  • PINK_TWINS/pink_twins_the_transient_01_2000

    PINK TWINS: The Transient, 2022
    video
    9:50
    edition 5 + 2AP

  • RAINIO_ROBERTS/flight-2

    RAINIO & ROBERTS: To Teach a Bird to Fly, 2020
    video
    24:00
    edition 5 + 1AP

  • RAINIO_ROBERTS/second-contact

    RAINIO & ROBERTS: To Teach a Bird to Fly, 2020
    video
    24:00
    edition 5 + 1AP

  • SERRAGLIA/SERRAGLIA---TRACES_1_MondayFixed

    SERRAGLIA: Monday from series Traces: Portrait of a Digital Life, 2014
    C-print / silisec
    120 x 90 cm, edition 3 + 2AP
    40 x 30 cm, edition 7 + 2AP

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    SERRAGLIA: Tuesday from series Traces: Portrait of a Digital Life, 2014
    C-print / silisec
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    40 x 30 cm, edition 7 + 2AP

  • SERRAGLIA/SERRAGLIA---TRACES_1_WednesdayFixed

    SERRAGLIA: Wednesday from series Traces: Portrait of a Digital Life, 2014
    C-print / silisec
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    30 x 40 cm, edition 7 + 2AP

  • SERRAGLIA/SERRAGLIA---TRACES_1_ThursdayFixed

    SERRAGLIA: Thursday from series Traces: Portrait of a Digital Life, 2014
    C-print / silisec
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    40 x 30 cm, edition 7 + 2AP

  • SERRAGLIA/SERRAGLIA---TRACES_1_FridayFixed

    SERRAGLIA: Friday from series Traces: Portrait of a Digital Life, 2014
    C-print / silisec
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    40 x 30 cm, edition 7 + 2AP

  • SERRAGLIA/SERRAGLIA---TRACES_1_SaturdayFixed

    SERRAGLIA: Saturday from series Traces: Portrait of a Digital Life, 2014
    C-print / silisec
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    40 x 30 cm, edition 7 + 2AP

  • SERRAGLIA/SERRAGLIA---TRACES_1_SundayFixed

    SERRAGLIA: Sunday from series Traces: Portrait of a Digital Life, 2014
    C-print / silisec
    120 x 90 cm, edition 5 + 2AP
    40 x 30 cm, edition 7 + 2AP

  • VASANTOLA_PEKKO/PEKKO_VASANTOLA_SOFIE_looking_at_her_own_Facebook_profile_picture_with_eye-tracking_device_2022

    Pekko Vasantola: Sofie (Looking at her own Facebook profile picture with eyetracking device), 2022
    laser engraving on glass
    90 x 60 cm
    edition 3 + 2AP

  • VASANTOLA_PEKKO/PEKKO_VASANTOLA_NIKO_looking_at_his_own_Facebook_profile_picture_with_eye_tracking_device_2022

    Pekko Vasantola: Niko (Looking at his own Facebook profile picture with eyetracking device), 2022
    laser engraving on glass
    90 x 60 cm
    edition 3 + 2AP

  • VASANTOLA_PEKKO/PEKKO_VASANTOLA_TEEMU_looking_at_his_own_Facebook_profile_picture_with_eye_tracking_device_2022

    Pekko Vasantola: Teemu (Looking at his own Facebook profile picture with eyetracking device), 2022
    laser engraving on glass
    90 x 60 cm
    edition 3 + 2AP

  • VASANTOLA_PEKKO/PEKKO_VASANTOLA_LYDIA_looking_at_her_own_Facebook_profile_picture_with_eye_tracking_device_2022

    Pekko Vasantola: Lydia (Looking at her own Facebook profile picture with eyetracking device), 2022
    laser engraving on glass
    90 x 60 cm
    edition 3 + 2AP

  • VASANTOLA_PEKKO/PEKKO_VASANTOLA_SELF_PORTRAIT_looking_at_my_own_Facebook_profile_picture_with_eye_tracking_device_2022

    Pekko Vasantola: Self-potrait (Looking at my own own Facebook profile picture with eyetracking device), 2022
    laser engraving on glass
    90 x 60 cm
    edition 3 + 2AP

 
 
 
 
 
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