tm•galleria, Helsinki, Finland
At Supermarket 2020 tm•gallery exhibits four contemporary painters:
Matilda Enegren (b. 1989 in Vaasa, lives in Helsinki)
Kaija Hinkula (b. 1984 in Oulu, lives in Oulu and in Helsinki)
Arto Korhonen (b. 1963 in Rantasalmi, lives in Helsinki
Joel Slotte (b. 1987 in Kokkola, lives in Helsinki)
Matilda Enegren, ‘Storgatan’, watercolour on paper, 154 x 116 cm, 2019
Matilda Enegren arbetar med figurativt måleri och målar porträtt av sig själv och andra, detaljer ur urbana miljöer och bortvända ungdomar i grupp. Målningarna är utsnitt ur tillvaron, sådant hon fastnat för och vill avbilda genom ihållande observation.
Kaija Hinkula, ‘Cube 3’, oil and spray paint on plexiglass, 70 x 50 cm, 2019
Kaija Hinkula is inspired by the process of the painting – the physical appearance and movement-like metamorphosis of paint on the surface of a sheet. Her aim is to build abstract slow motion reflecting on existence while highlighting the paint matter and the painting event. Her works are associated to materiality, movement and circulation, the technic is oil on different materials and installation.
Arto Korhonen, ‘Caps’, watercolour on paper, 2017, photo: Anna Autio
Arto Korhonen combines in an innovative way traditional watercolor painting with ordinary, daily urban imagery and makes it available to a wider audience. He says: I want to use watercolor, and build installations that show, that crafts based on old technology, make the contemporary phenomena visible in an interesting way.
Joel Slotte, 'Lovesick man and a carnation', oil on canvas, 73 cm x 61 cm, 2020
Joel Slotte is a Helsinki-based artist working in oil painting, drawing and ceramics. His work explores traditions within image-making, indiscriminate sensuality and the aesthetisizing of anecdotes from everyday life.
tm•galleria, located in the center of Helsinki, has a versatile profile focusing on new Finnish painting. The gallery is managed by Finnish Painters’ Union, which is a nationwide artists’ association, and with about 1300 members the biggest artists’ association in Finland. The association also organises exhibitions in collaboration with art museums and other institutions. Every year in March the association organises The Sales Event at Cable Factory, Helsinki. During the event, almost 1700 works by about 600 artists from all over Finland are on display.