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Solo exhibitions 2018 Käki on laskeutunut, Käytävägalleria/Cable Factory, Helsinki 2017 Helmikuu, Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu 2015 Oman käden oikeus, Cafe Cavalier, Helsinki 2013 Kevät (Spring), Käytävägalleria, Helsinki 2011 Mun plesö, Taidejulistegalleria, Helsinki 2010 Oonko se minä?, Käytävägalleria/Cable Factory, Helsinki 2009 Sisustustauluja pikkuporvaristolle, Lasipalatsin Näyttelytila, Helsinki 2007 Myrkar myndir/Paintworks, gallerí Klaustur, Iceland 2006 Kuivataikinakysely (only in Finnish), Aralis-galleria, Helsinki 2005 Teossofiaa (only in Finnish), works of art with Jaana Lönnroos, Taidetila Munkki, Helsinki 2005 Silmävoimistelua (Eye gymnastics), taidetila Munkki, Helsinki 2004 Stalin prizes 2004, taidetila Munkki, Helsinki 2003 Alanko maalariksi, taidetila Munkki, Helsinki 2003 Kaleidoskopioita, taidetila Munkki, Helsinki 2003 Poliittinen taide, taidetila Munkki, Helsinki 2001 Flaskor, galleri blås & knåda, Stockholm 2000 Selvityksiä, Kluuvin galleria, Helsinki 1998 Näyttelylasia, Design Forum (display window), Helsinki 1998 Umpimähkä, Savoy-theatre, Helsinki 1997 Poistaen lisättyä, Baffin Books, Helsinki 1995 Kuukausi, Design Museum, Helsinki 1994 Ved vinduet, Kulturfabrikken, Copenhagen 1994 Särkyvää Fragile, the Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki 1993 Kirsu & säkä, Galleria Be'19, Helsinki 1991 Stereomonotypioita, Rikhardinkatu library, Helsinki 1991 Roskis-Rytkönen, Design Museum, Helsinki 1990 Revalvaattori, Galleria Be'19, Helsinki 1990 Kuvataiteita Muotoilua, Galleria Be'19, Helsinki 1989 Lopputyönäyttely, galleria Varatie, Helsinki

Alanko maalariksi

The name of the exhibition is a pun. It means "shall I become a painter?", as these are my first paintings.
But the name reminds also of the country where I painted them, the Netherlands (Alankomaat).
October 2003 I spent in Stichting B.a.d's guest atelier in Rotterdam.
I painted there four paintings of about 3-4 square meters each. I named them after the classical values.
According to philosophers all the values can be led to three classical values: goodness, beauty and truth.
The fourth of the paintings I named after novelty, which is value essential for growth, development and change.
I guess, philosophers forgot it, because it isn't stabile. It moves to new subject after changes and development.
Nevertheless it can't be devided to those basic values, and deserves a place beside them as the fourth classical value.
Novelty is valuable in itself and it also has kind of promise: this can lead in the future still further.

I painted with peculiar technique.
I combined water based acrylic colours with oil colours.
Already as a child I was told never to mix oil and water based colours with each other.
Few years ago I achieved interesting results when being disobedient and combining them.
Finally in Rotterdam I got courage to make paintings with my new technique.

To what might these novelties lead me?



Novelty, 145 x 195 cm


Beauty, 145 x 215 cm


Goodness, 145 x 235 cm


Truth, 145 x 245 cm, detail

For the flight to the Netherlands and back, stickers with barcode were attached on my luggage.
I transferred parts of them to the right corner of my paintings.
There must be written in airport language: "Let this have a flight to Amsterdam" and "Take this in the aeroplane going to Helsinki".
(Time will loosen the stickers and pale the stripes of them.)



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