The Helsinki born artist Markus Konttinen (b. 1957) starts a painting by spending time in front of the blank surface and examining its way of being, by listening to what it suggests to him. The works are like movements on a picture surface, a probing of the tensions between colour and picture space in a manner reminiscent of improvised music. To get a clear idea of what the paintings are seeing, viewers have to sharpen both their gaze and their mind, to closely observe the marks and gestures left by the artist on the canvas.
Meet the artist on Sunday March 26, 2017 at 2-3 pm.
At the event the public has a chance to meet the artist and talk about the current exhibition.