MAKASIINI EXTRA #5 | HARRI PURO
In addition to our ongoing exhibitions, we will be showing works from the gallery’s other talented artists on our social media accounts as part of the MAKASIINI EXTRA -series.
Harri Puro takes influence from different periods of art history, like the dramas and dynamic compositions of the baroque era. His skills as a draughtsman are revealed in the charcoal drawings beneath the layer of paint, which serve as a part of the final work. Drawn and painted impressions are equally valuable as means of expression – the challenge lies in reconciling the two techniques. Puro paints with a rapid, vigorous brush, while at the same time successfully achieving a carefree, yet totally controlled end result that exudes a powerful sense of movement.
It Started Out as a Bit of Fun, 2020, Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 110 x 90 cm / 43.25 x 35.5 inches