Henri Hagman ja Aino Suonio

18th June – 12th July 2015

I gazing.
On hshish song of myself (Rainbow Family of living leaves of a lie).

The combination of paintings of Henri Hagman and Aino Suonio.

The combination of paintings of Henri Hagman and Aino Suonio.

Henri Hagman:
I guess the artist’s material is always one’s own life. Like a pig, searching for shelter from the big bad wolf of the Bible, I built my straw hut on the beach, unlike Peter the Bedrock Pompous in his blue cap.

I built a multicoloristic castle in the sky with smokepipes, Christmases, wolves, everything. I was thinking about Whitman’s poem “Either She or the Song of Myself” that whispers like smoke in the collection “Leaves of Grass”. I am thinking of Walter Benjamin, who as an assassin (hashish eater philosopher) is disqualified to say anything about life, or about anything at all. I am thinking about lies, how we keep on looking for gold beyond the fences of this world.

But what comes to my paintingpaintings, I have thought to give away my orthodox attitude of painterpainterhood, and beautifully accompany conceptual-narrative, spectacle-like, commercial qualities to my works. The next 30 years it will be inter alia a goetheanistic mountain range of colours or a colourmountain freak, like the KKK-hooded painter-smoker of Philip Guston, that is a tiny soulfully civilized scribe goethe on the shallow mountains of Germany, at the metaphysical birthplaces of the phenomenological colour theory. Or in the Villa Karo – at the poor frontiers and life-threatening paradise beaches of the the Great Ass, Grand Popo, where the vodun bat ripples.

I understood, that my colours never burst out of the bust of the earth, clay huts or other mines (as a reference to Mr. Valjakka’s critic about my exhibition in Hesari 2007). They spring to life from my own eyes, from my brain. And on the other hand: let’s get back to Claude Monet!

Aino Suonio:
Hexagons began to appear in my works when I wanted to make a picture of everything and how it’s moving.

My subject is a fractal, honeycomb, perfection and sacredness in everything that exists.

“I gazing” is a serie of small mandala studies, made on the road while running away from something and looking for something.

The exhibition is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Henri Hagman: Kuunteluvuori, 2006-2014, oil, acrylic paint, watercolor and gouache on paper and plexiglass

Henri Hagman: Kuunteluvuori, 2006-2014, oil, acrylic paint, watercolor and gouache on paper and plexiglass

Aino Suonio: Virtaava Keltainen, 2014, watercolor on paper

Aino Suonio: Virtaava Keltainen, 2014, watercolor on paper

 

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