14.1.2015 by Sini
The relationship between the art work and the viewer is interesting – what happens when a person looks at a certain art work. That relationship is what will be examined in the exhibition Affective Attunements by two Finnish contemporary artists Eeva-Riitta Eerola (b. 1980) and Maija Luutonen (b. 1978). The exhibition is curated by Professor Leevi Haapala of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, and it is the first exhibition this year at the renowned Galleri Bo Bjerggaard.
Both artists work with the moment before the picture is seen. Luutonen works conceptually painting on paper and decides on a method and a set of rules before she starts working on a piece – a set of rules she either follows or breaks. Eerola works with oil on canvas painting abstract paintings that have reminiscences of recognizable elements. Her paintings are a process in which she tests her own signatures and the themes she works with.
Eerola’s works are represented in various Finnish institutions, including EMMA, Espoo and the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, and she has participated in many exhibitions around Europe as well as in Los Angeles over the past year. Luutonen’s works are represented in leading collections such as KIASMA, Helsinki and over the past year she has exhibited in London, Madrid, Miami and at Moderna Museet, Malmö as well as at Overgarden – Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen in 2012.
The opening reception of the exhibition will be held on Friday 16 January from 17.00 – 19.00. Both artists as well as the curator will be present at the opening reception. The exhibition can be seen in the gallery until 14 February 2015.