HELSINKI CONTEMPORARY

Helsinki Contemporary focuses on long-term collaborations with emerging and more established artists. The gallery’s artistic profile is not restricted to specific media but prioritises visual contemporary art, conducting a dialogue with the surrounding society as well as the space in which it is presented.

At Market Art Fair Helsinki Contemporary will present recent works by Hannaleena Heiska and Janne Räisänen, both characterised by the act of drawing, but manifesting itself in very different ways and techniques.

Hannaleena Heiska

Hannaleena Heiska’s (1973, Finland) paintings, drawings, videos and installations create illusions of captured moments and subcultures. Her imagery has moved from portraits of anthropomorphic animal figures to motifs from the film Blade Runner and has explored multiverses, A.I., the future and questions regarding the afterlife. Heiska was nominated for the Ars Fennica prize in 2011 and has exhibited internationally.

Camouflage XXII | 2018 | Pastel and charcoal on paper

Janne Räisänen

Janne Räisänen (1971, Finland) is a painter shifting between canvas and paper. His drawings and paintings show and comment on the daily lives of human beings in warm-hearted, humorous and peculiar ways. Räisänen currently lives and works in Berlin. He was awarded the Finnish Art Society’s Ducat Prize  and was named Young Artist of the Year 1999. Later he was nominated for the Carnegie Art Award and in 2008 Räisänen was awarded the William Thuring Foundation’s main prize.

Calamity-Janne ja perinteinen lappilainen kullihame | 2018 | Graphite, color pencil, ink and oil on canvas

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