Galleria Heino (FI)

Galleria Heino is a Finnish contemporary art gallery founded by Rauli Heino in 2002. The gallery showcases art across all media and focuses on presenting, promoting and furthering the careers of established and emerging Finnish contemporary artists at both the national and international level.

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Galleria Heino will present a solo presentation of new paintings by Kristiina Uusitalo, one of the most prominent mid-generation Finnish contemporary painters working today. Uusitalo’s principle area of interest lies in the experience and depiction of nature as a stage for human inner-life. Forces of nature play an integral role in Uusitalo’s work and the artist’s engagement with the natural spans from experiences of the sublime to comments on the forces of climate change.

Kristiina Uusitalo (FI)

Since the start of her career at the turn of the 1980s, Kristiina Uusitalo’s main thematic interests have included the experience and depiction of nature as a stage for human inner life. The forces of nature are at the centre of Uusitalo's work, from experiencing sublime nature to succumbing to the forces of climate change. The large, masterly brushstrokes and vivid, glimmering colours in Uusitalo's paintings alter the scale of the landscape, conveying forces that are greater than the human will.

Kristiina Uusitalo (b. 1959, Sulkava; FI) attended the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (1978-1982) after which she studied at the Tyler School of Art (Temple University, Philadelphia, USA), from where she received her MFA diploma in 1988. In 2008 Uusitalo was awarded the Finnish State Prize for the Visual Arts.

Fata Morgana I

Oil dry pigment and wax on board, 60 x 60 cm
2021

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Fata Morgana III

Oil wax dry pigment artificial resin on board, 80 x 130 cm
2022

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Fata Morgana III

Oil wax dry pigment on board, 60 x 60 cm
2022

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Into the Clearest Darkness II

Oil wax dry pigment artificial resin on board, 80 x 130 cm
2022

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Sights Heard Sounds Seen V

Oil dry pigment artificial resin and wax on board, 60 x 60 cm
2021

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Swallowed Eyes I

Oil dry pigment artificial resin and wax on board, 205 x 205 cm
2021

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The Lament of the Forest III

Oil wax dry pigment artificial resin on board, 60 x 60 cm
2020

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The Room Upstairs

Oil dry pigment artificial resin and wax on board, 205 x 205 cm
2021

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Though none of this belongs to me, I belong to all of it VI

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2020

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Studio visit with Kristiina Uusitalo, 2022