Photo Galerie Anhava (c) Hreinn Friðfinnsson

Light Departures

Fredrikinkatu 43, 00120 Helsinki
Galerie Anhava

Light Departures | Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Heli Hiltunen, Maija Luutonen

Light Departures | Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Heli Hiltunen, Maija Luutonen

Light Departures brings together three artists whose works and practice share the ideas of organic variation, subtle transitions and departures. In the gallery, the works build into serial entities, within which – sheet by sheet, from one screen to the next – looping and intertwining traces form paths for the viewer to follow.

Icelandic artist Hreinn Fridfinnsson’s (b. 1943) video series A Portrait of a Sculptor as a Sculpture (2014) is a collaboration with his long-time friend and sculptor Kristinn E. Hrafnsson. The viewer is confronted with a kind of living statue, who through some simple movement and a tableaux-like image establishes a conceptually rich counterpart to the monumental quality traditionally associated with sculpture.

Heli Hiltunen's (b. 1960) artworks carry a merry, loose and playful presence. The works in this exhibition are part of an extensive series the artist that began in 2017 while working in the countryside. Parallel to drawing and painting, Hiltunen has done farm work, pulled weeds and engaged in summer pastimes before getting back to the sheets of paper. This cycle has produced ideas, refined by the eye and mind, which we now see in the form of these works.

Maija Luutonen (b. 1978) creates paintings in which spatial and embodied sensory experiences undulate and ripple outwards from the two-dimensional surface of the paper. In this exhibition, she presents new works as well as a series of smaller paintings created in recent years with a more spontaneous, drawing-like approach. The works act as impulses to open up the senses and layer meanings in relation to each other, to the surrounding space and especially to the viewer.


Galerie Anhava


Tue-Fri 11.00-17.00

Sat-Sun 12.00-16.00

Free entry