Galerie Anhava (FI)

Galerie Anhava focuses on contemporary Finnish and Nordic art, with an active role in providing representation at an international level. The gallery’s exhibition program engages with visual art across all media. Galerie Anhava is committed to the long-term representation of its artists and aims to be part of an ongoing dialogue between artists, institutions and audiences alike.

Fredrikinkatu 43
00120 Helsinki
Finland
(+358) 9 669 989

Anna Tuori (FI)

Anna Tuori’s paintings are brimming with tensions and meanings, and her visual expression is vibrant. In her playful, intriguing and melancholic works things are constantly shifting; faces emerge, disintegrate or unfold into a seeming void. Painting provides Tuori with a way to examine things that cannot truly be seen nor verbalised and to investigate how such things can be portrayed. A recurrent theme is how things appear on the outside and what they conceal within.

Anna Tuori (b. 1976, Helsinki; FI) has participated in various solo and group exhibitions internationally, e.g. at Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve (2020; FR) and the Busan Museum of Art (2019; KR). Her works are included in numerous private and public collections. Tuori has been nominated for the prestigious Ars Fennica Award and Carnegie Art Award.

Not Even Past (Incarnat with Golden Shell)

Acrylic and oil on canvas, 160 x 150 cm
2020

Photos by Jussi Tiainen

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Voice Bleu Cérulé Clair Vert Tropical

Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
2019

Photos by Jussi Tiainen

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So You Create One of Your Own

Acrylic, oil and pastel on canvas, 110 x 90 cm
2019

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Entirely Personal Matter (Hooker ́s Green Lake Deep)

Acrylic oil pastel and oil on canvas, 110 x 100 cm
2019

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One’s Ashes, Not Even Past (Naples yellow and yellow deep)

Oil on canvas, 50 x 43 cm
2019

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Not Even Past and a Plan (Burnt and Raw Umbra with Caput Mortum)

Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 130 x 120 cm
2019

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Portrait of Anna Tuori

Photo by Juliana Harkki

“I haven’t the faintest idea what my paintings will be about. I do my utmost to avoid thinking about it, so as not to inhibit the outcome. I keep turning things over in my mind, like: ‘Things used to be better.’ That’s not true in all respects, of course, but I like the phrase a lot. I also think that we can reach towards reality through the imaginary. Today, reality is often treated as a fiction and vice versa. I have parallel realities and mirror worlds in my mind – few people know which side they are on anymore. I also think about colour, light and how the work breathes.”

Anna Tuori

Anna Tuori, Window, installation view, 2020, Galerie Anhava

Photos by Jussi Tiainen