Yesterday was the final day for visiting Galerie Forsblum ehibitions for Jenni Hiltunen‘s ‘Endless nameless’ and Ryan McGinness‘ ‘Women & Mindscapes’.
Different in style, yet both adressing contemporary symbols. Contrasting these two artists works, I was reminded of Klaus Haapaniemi‘s signature style. A sense of similarity is most likely enhanced by the bold, single-color backdrops found in each artists work. More importantly however, all three seem to blend poses and images that blend bright and sinister impressions in an uncanny mix that is hard to pass by.
Jenni Hiltunen uses color sparingly – at a first glance. The poses displayed are familiar (fashion, music videos), even tragicomical when captured in close-ups and repeated over.
My first impression of Ryan McGinness went along the lines of graffiti-meets-Picasso. The layered over amalgamation of crisp icons led to a dizzying, three dimensional illusion. The effect was enhanced by blue selectively installed UV lights. However, the combination of pixel sharp, vector like forms and a rich,
Steeped in rich folk lore imaginery, Klaus Haapaniemi’s work asks for a study of each detail: pastel colors and animal characters are set in ornate, decorative forms.