Photo Helsinki Contemporary (c) Ilari Hautamäki
Ilari Hautamäki: Flux
'New Wave', 'Green Door', and 'Free Form' – the names of Ilari Hautamäki’s (b. 1983) new paintings indicate his new direction.
'New Wave', 'Green Door', and 'Free Form' – the names of Ilari Hautamäki’s (b. 1983) new paintings indicate his new direction. The artist’s solo exhibition 'Flux' is full of life. Being in a state of constant flux – experiencing and accepting it – is one of Hautamäki’s premises behind the exhibition. In the new paintings, movement is present as energy, growth, and whirling compositions of various elements.
Hautamäki has stepped back from working in a series, and the change happens from one work to another. Some of the paintings are composed of colour contrasts or with a minimalist palette of only two or three colours. The exhibition includes a few works without the artist’s favourite colour, the symbol of growth and renewal, green. Red, the complementary colour to green, is gradually gaining ground.