Liisa Steffa´s unique pieces of jewellery combine her passion as a designer, and her knowledge of cultural history. The themes and materials of her jewellery are found from her travels around the world: from markets, antique stores and flea markets. She uses both raw as well as more elaborate natural materials and miniature objects made of them. The aesthetic combinations are fascinating and the pieces of jewellery can be worn like pieces of art.
Liisa Steffa has studied history, art history and archeology in the University of Helsinki, and art in the Academy of Fine Arts. She moved to the United States in 1968 and focused there in textile art. When she returned to Finland in 1971 her patchwork exposition in the Helsinki Design Center was first of its kind here. Stuff has made her professional career at Otava as a nonfiction publisher.
Anna-Kaisa Ant-Wuorinen (b. 1957) is a material centred sculptor, and the way she manipulates the material brings along an element of storytelling. A few years ago her house burned down and with it all the books and art, including some of her own works. This exposition in two volumes, one in ARTag Gallery and the other in Galleria Huuto, tells a story of what happened next.
Exposition open from the 1st till the 17th of December. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, November 30th 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Avec!
The second part of the exposition can be seen in Galleria Huuto in Jätkäsaari from th 9th till the 29th of December. Welcome to the opening party on Friday, December 8th from 6 pm to 8 pm!
Marikka Kiirikoff (b. 1974) is a profound painter, who can make her beautiful brush strokes reach honest, even puritan levels without being overbearingly explicit. In her artworks, history is not only a story, but reality that we cannot dismiss.
Exhibition open from 3.11. till 26.11.
Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, November 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m.
Helena Kauppila (b. 1982, London) is an artist living in Berlin.When she was young, Kauppila studied physics and mathematics a the California Institute of Technology. She got her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Columbia University in New York in 2010.
After finishing her thesis, Kauppila has concentrated on her profession as an artist. She is specially fascinated by the philosophical side of mathematics, and she says she analyses her works with the tools and means she acquired from mathematics.
In this ARTag Gallery exhibitions we will be seeing Kauppila´s drawings from the Body-Mind series. The artworks have bee made by drawing with marker pens on stone paper. They are based on a line that respects the form of the human body. In these ethereal drawings the different coloured lines form transparent surfaces that by overlapping and interlocking map the human being in a way that resembles the old medical body maps. However, Kauppila´s line is light and playful.
Helena Kauppila has held a number of private exhibitions in New York, and has partaken in collective exhibitions both in New York and in Berlin. Some of her artworks have been acquired by the Timo Miettinen Collection. This is her first solo exhibition in Finland.
ARTag Galleryn Studio 11.10.-5.11. 2017
Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16.
Welcome to the opening party on Wednesday, October 11th from 5 to 7 p.m.
The artist will be also be at the gallery on October 14th from 2 to 4 p.m.
Erik Creutziger (b. 1982) is an artist who paints themes that casually fall somewhere between fantasy world and reality. His genuine expression uses an expressive style of painting as a means to achieve an effect, but every time the paintings have more and more naturalistic details. Creutziger, who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts a few years ago, held his last solo exhibition at Forum Box. His artworks can be found for example in the collections of the Saastamoinen Foundation, the State Art Collection, Helsinki Art Museum and Pro Artibus.
Exhibition open from the 6th till the 29th of October.
Opening party on Thursday, October 5th, from 17:00 to 19:00
In this exhibitions, a series of photographs around the same theme have been installed in a way that together they form an entire artwork.
Noora herself describes her new work like this:
“Movement takes life forward. In my work I deal with different manifestations of movement within our bodies and minds. I am also interested in the various forms of change around us. My work seeks to provide answers to the question what moves us. I work with video, film, and photography.”
Noora Geagea is an artist who has graduated as Master of Arts from London, and whose works can be seen for instance in the collections of Aine Art Museum, Timo Miettinen’s collection and Finland’s national collection. Last summer some of her photographs were seen in the highly popular Katajainen kansa – Taidetta purkutalossa exhibition in Mäntyharju.
ARTag Galleryn Studio
Exhibition open from September 20th till October 8th, 2017.
Wed-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 12-16
Welcome to the opening party on Tuesday, 19.9. from 5 till 7 p.m.!
Friends of stamps and art have a chance to meet the winner of the Posti Art Award, Jasmin Anoschkin, and the designer of the stamps Paula Salviander. Jasmin will be interviewed every hour, at 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 for about 15 minutes.
Jasmin Anoschkin (b. 1980) is an explosive expressionist who both carves from wood and makes animal themed figures from clay. Her exhibition is carnevalistic, although behind the smile there can be found difficult questions about being different. No-one is perfect, but on the other hand it’s the imperfection that makes even animals human.
The exhibition is open from September 8th till October 1st. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, 7th of September for 5 to 7 p.m.!
Tiina Kivinen (b. 1971) is an internationally operating artist, and the only Finn to have won the H.M. Queen Sonja Print Award. The exhibition now being held at ARTag Studio is an introduction to a larger ensemble next summer. In this vast project Kivinen deals with the role of landscape and landscape perception as part of environmental protection.
The roots of nature conservation are in landscape protection. Now that the melting glaciers symbolise the threats of climate change, and forests are referred to as carbon sinks, it is natural to resurface landscape as part of the imagery of environmental protection.
Kivinen has been working on this project both at a plot of forest she owns, as well as in Svalbard.
ARTag Gallery Studio
INVITATION/ Opening on Tuesday 29.8 5-7 p.m. Welcome!
Mikko Paakkonen (b. 1990) has graduated from The Hyvinkää Art School and is now studying for the degree of artist at the Turku University of Applied Sciences. His works are abstract paintings that have strong ties to the tradition of american abstract expressionism while being visually, and due to the selected materials, closer to its later era and the transition towards pop art.
Paakkonen has painted, for example, on canvas treated with concrete and recycled materials. In the artworks, both the physical matter of the paint, as well as the brush strokes are visible to the viewer’s eye. The result is voluptuously layered, and an ensemble very much aware of the different contexts of painting.
Exhibition open from the 5th till the 27th of August at ARTag Gallery Studio. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, August 4th from 5 to 7 p.m.!