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

For CHART 2021, Galleria Heino presents a solo exhibition of works by Finnish painter, sculptor and musician Alvar Gullichsen. In a series of new paintings, Gullichsen reveals a sharply modernist graphic interplay between the surface of his paintings and the stage-like space suggested within them.

Alvar Gullichsen, Sao Miguel, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 160 x 160 cm

Alvar Gullichsen, Space Stretching 2, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 180 cm

Alvar Gullichsen (FI)

Alvar Gullichsen’s current series of paintings is directly concerned with the imagery of transcultural visual patterning. His advanced and highly personal explorations of this possibly universal geometric language are closely related to his ongoing inquiries into shamanistic transcendental experiences and traditions. Gullichsen – and others – see these rich geometries as mysterious pathways of knowledge and understanding shared by humans across diverse eras and cultures.

Alvar Gullichsen (b. 1961) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. He studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts from 1984 to 1988 and in the 1990s became better known for his cartoon-inspired oil paintings and his fictional corporation Bonk Business Inc. Between 2003 and 2010, his paintings transformed into abstract, geometric patterns that he superimposed onto landscapes.

Golden Path

Acrylic on canvas, 255 x 350 cm

Gopi Pavillion 2

Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 160 cm

Primary 1

Acrylic on canvas, 160 x 120 cm


Alvar Gullichsen, Waiting room, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 172 x 255 cm