LIISA LUOSTARINEN, SELJA RAUDAS & JANI JÄRVINEN
Our last exhibition of the year is a thematic joint exhibition of three artists, which is brought together by the face. In the exhibition, you will encounter three different starting points and perspectives on the classic theme of visual art.
is a visual artist and visual arts teacher born in Joutseno in 1985 and later from Helsinki. Luostarinen has an art graphic background, but now works mainly in drawing and painting.
Faces are situations and fleeting moments. Light opening evenings when you don't understand the yellow light to be afraid of and nights when the memories are here again. Faces are too long mornings and fragile dreams. Faces are notes, quick entries on the back of the screen booklet. They have a year's range. The over-energetic nature of late winter, the nodding summer, the bitter and stinky, the slow autumn. The face belongs to no one, and no one can be identified. They don't have names. The face repeats itself with a compulsive routine. The same mouths, the same eyes and the same look that drills through or is completely missing.
I'm a Helsinki-based visual artist. I lived in Tiberias for a year because of my husband's work. In the absence of an actual study, I painted outside in the historic landscapes of Lake Genesaret until the curfew closed people to their homes. In Israel, coronavirus restrictions were stricter than in Finland.You could only leave the home 100m or later 500m away. Sometimes there was a total curfew.
My eyes turned to the inner landscape and I continued to paint by posting one self-portrait on Instagram every day for fifty one days. The Social Distance diary conveys uncertainty and confusion in a new unprecedented situation, as well as reflection on how the coronavirus affects and changes our lives.
The state of emergency self-portrait series is 51pcs of 25x30cm expressive watercolours and ink painting on paper.
The face tricks/portraits from Jani Järvinen's previous exhibition complement the exhibition because one of the artists in the exhibition, Blythe Smith, fell ill and was unable to participate in the exhibition. The theme of the exhibition – the face – remains the same.
Church Stick 18
Suomi / Finland