Pekka Hannula

s. 1961, Helsinki
Visual Artist, Paper Artist, Graphic Artist/Printmaker

Artist’s Statement

In my collages I use a large variety of all kinds of papers ranging from old newspaper clips to fragments of my latests etchings. Sometimes my collages are visual outcomes of profitable dialogue between me and the interested party, e.g. exhibition organizer, business enterprise, art collector or other individual person. This co-creative way of art making I have named partnerism.

In my works I try to arrange the chaos surrounding us in a bit better order. Searching for an absolute balance attracts me and this task of composing harmonious visual music is neverending. I have also developed the idea of expandism in which art is approached as a mental exercise and I do etchings in very traditional way. These are more like meditation or poetry told richly by line. In a way my etchings are marks of honour for draftmanship. Normally I draw whole plate by using only one simple needle from start to finish.
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Current information

ART FORUM HELSINKI 2011
Art Fair 27-30.11 in Helsinki Exhibition And Convention Centre
http://www.artforumhelsinki.com/

ART BARNS 2012
Annual Summer Exhibition in July.
An idyllic art exhibition in old barns grouped around the artists home studio in Sammatti, Finland
http://www.taideaitat.blogspot.com

Bio

Pekka Hannula
b. 1961 in Helsinki, lives in Espoo, works in Espoo and Sammatti.

Autodidact. Printmaking techniques through Simo Hannula, short complementary studies in University of Art and Design Helsinki and Academe of Fine Arts, Helsinki 1991, -95, -96, -97, -99

Etching, papercollage and different drawing, painting and mixed media techniques.

Lot of commissions originated with the client based on partnerism method: Fingrid Oyj, Hartwall Ltd, Paperinkeräys Oy, Finnish Medical Association and The Mortgage Society of Finland etc.

Collections:
EMMA/Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Kerava Art Museum, Finland State's collection, Finnish Parliaments Art Collection, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, The Local Insurance Group (Lähivakuutus), The Tapiola Group.

Lot of exhibitions since 1990.

Recent and coming events:

2012 February-June, South-Karelia Art Museum, "War or Peace"-exhibition
2011 October, Artforum Helsinki, artist-run art fair, Helsinki Exhibition And Convention Centre
2011 May-August, Söderskär Lighthouse, summer exhibition