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.