Mikko Kallio, Niina Lehtonen Braun & Ilona Valkonen
Melancholy Diorama and the Wonders of Collage – CELEBRATORS OF THE PILES
18.1. – 28.4.2024
The three artists’ joint exhibition is based on a long-term collaborative exchange of thoughts and inspiration between colleagues. The artists in the group share a passion and love for found objects, heaps, piles and a collage-like artistic expression. Another commonality they share is how they regard cracks, scratches and casting flaws as central to depicting life.
The exhibition illustrates themes of sorrow and everyday life in the zeitgeist, but in a way that simultaneously builds humoristic invisible connections. The overarching theme of the exhibition is collage.
More than a technique, the artists see collage as an artistic way of thinking, an experience and perspective on the world, a method of looking at it.