s. 1952, Helsinki
A common feature of my works dealing with relationships between an individual, the society and the main culture is the paradoxal nature of human life, a paradox in the powerstructures of individual and social demands. Tragicomicality is often the basic setting. According to Charlie Chaplin: "Life is tragic in the close up but comedy from the distance". Through satire and relating naivety and simplification as a part of the whole picture I try to avoid being too solemn. Also using those alienating elements I try to make the viewer think how the matter is linked with reality. With serious issues I bring together joyful and humorous elements as an expression of the complexity of life.
Current informationForthcoming solo shows:
Helsinki, Finland, 2019, 20.2. - 10.3. TM-Galleria
Berlin, 2019, 23.2. - 23.3. with Poul R. Weile, Galerie TOOLBOX
Lahti Art Museum 6.9. - 2.12. 2018
the 90 years Jubileum exhibition of the Finnish Painters´ Union, "Fresh paint"
New York 30.3. - 28.4. 2019, Cooperative TOOLBOX, Gallery Art Helix