Sanna Halme

5th – 28th February 2016

Humble folk

Sanna Halme: Vanhat murheet, 2014, ink on paper, 24 x 32 cm

Sanna Halme: Vanhat murheet, 2014, ink on paper, 24 x 32 cm

During the last few years I´ve dealt with questions linked to our metaphysical existence. To be alive is a mysterious thing, and still – we all stumble along as humble folk.

For this exhibition I chose to use only couple of colours and an uncontrolled method: ink. Painting with ink is total, you can´t much fix it afterwards. With this absoluteness I give space for my subconscious, my own darkness, which I’m learning to tolerate. Once untied, it is more capable than my conscious self.

Who are we, what are our actions for – in this dark land, on a solitary planet? Life has a shadowy, fatal side. So have we. An army of shadows inhabits every one of us. But is the darkness inevitably evil? We wouldn´t notice the light, if we didn´t know the dark. These small paintings are windows to the subconscious. Not only mine. The collective subconscious is continually filtering into our minds and deeds.

I consider these paintings political. I´m part and parcel of this mournful, suffering mankind, and I don´t know what to do. Except paint.

You can watch this exhibition like a sample of fates. Otherwise let these pictures talk straight to images inside you.

The opening of the exhibition is on Thursday 4th of February at 6.00 p.m. Welcome!