Aulis Harmaala

b. 1966, Ranua
Visual Artist
Residence: Helsinki

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Artist’s Statement

I believe that art is about observation, thinking, discussing and influencing. In recent years I have been working with paintings, assemblages, installations and participatory elements. In many works, the artist’s expression expands and becomes an instrument of direct communication and interaction.
The present life, attitudes, and introductions to the political debate are pictured in my paintings. They aggravate and comment. For me, the artistic work and the presentation of the outcome means collaborative thinking and acting as a part of the society.
Show biography

Current information

2019 Solo show, Poriginal gallery, Pori.

Works

Bio

Visual artist Aulis Harmaala graduated from the Kankaanpää Art School in 1994 and earned his Master of Arts degree from Aalto University in 2011.He has exhibited in several private and joint shows in Finnish galleries and museums since the beginning of 1990. In recent years he has worked with paintings, assemblages, installations and participatory elements. In many works, the artist’s expression expands and becomes an instrument of direct communication and interaction. Harmaala believes that art is about observation, thinking, discussing and influencing.
Harmaala's works have been featured at the 2015 Turku Biennale, 2017 at the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in Copenhagen and private exhibitions at Gallery MUU and Gallery Huuto, Helsinki. The Helsinki Art Museum (HAM) collection contains ten Harmaala´s oilpaintings.