Helka Immonen

Basic information

Residence: Espoo

Contact information

Phone number: +35850 3627803

Artist’s Statement

My paintings develop slowly in the course of time by chance and intuition, by adding several thin layers of oil color one upon the other. I paint mostly with oil colours. I am fascinated by the depth and the slow painting process of oil colours. The driving force and starting point of my paintings are the relationships and the interaction of colours.

In my works inner experiences and emotions are often loosely related to physical events or objects - changes of the weather, passing of time - or visual elements and forms seen in architecture and in nature.
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Current information

Upcoming solo exhibition

Gallery Saskia, Tampere 27.8.-15.9.2021




Helka Immonen

Born in Helsinki

2016 University of Helsinki, MA Art history
2003-04 UIAH Art education Open university
1978-86 University of Helsinki, BA Art history
1979-83 The University Drawing School, Helsinki
1977-78, 1971-72 Free Art School of Helsinki

Selected exhibitions in recent years
Solo exhibitions                                                                                              2020 Poriginal gallery, Pori, with Hannele Matinlauri (installation)  2019 Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
2018 St Henrik´s Chapel, Turku
2017 Pisto Gallery, Vantaa
2016 Gallery G12, Kuopio
2014 Gallery Katariina, Studio, Helsinki
2013 Artifact Gallery, New York USA
2012 Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti
2012 Galerie Pleiku, Berlin Germany
2012 Gallery G12, Helsinki

Group exhibitions in Finland
2019 OXYGENUM, Veteli Art Manor, Veteli
2018 Bela Biennale, Cable Factory, Merikaapelihalli, Helsinki
2018 Käki Group, Promenadigalleria, Hyvinkää
2016 Käki Group, Espoo Cultural Centre
2015 Vitas 85, Galleria Rantakasarmi, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
2015 Ateljeesäätiö 25 Jubileum exhibition, Galleria Kajava, Helsinki 2014-2015 Vitas 85, Järvenpää Art Museum, Järvenpää
2014 Ihalainen - Immonen - Lappalainen,
Kanneltalo Gallery, Helsinki
2013 Tremor, Vyborg Artists´ Society, Honkahovi, Mänttä
2013 Northern Love, Art Center Haihatus, Joutsa
2013 PYHÄNIEMI 2013, Painters´ Union,
Pyhäniemi Manor, Hollola
2013, 2012, 2011 Espoo Visual Artists, Gallery Aarni, Espoo
2013 Tremor, Poriginal Gallery, Pori
2012 Reflections, Heinola Art Museum Gallery Lambert, Heinola
2011 On the Way, Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli
2010 Vitas 80, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti

Group exhibitions abroad
2013-14 Galerie Boehner, Mannheim Germany
2012 Berliner Liste, Kraftwerk Berlin Germany
2012 May Be (R)Evolution, Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin Germany
2012 Parallax AF, Chelsea Town Hall, London UK
2011 From Water Born Soul, Villa Tittoni, Milano Italy
2011 30x30 numeri, MUSEAAV, Nice France
2011 Broadway Gallery, New York USA
2010 Bashimi Art House, Salzburg Austria