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.


Sampo Apajalahti’s paintings often contain a “picture within a picture”, which he uses to challenge habitual ways of looking. He thus calls into question what is to be identified as the object of the gaze – the painting itself or the (painted) photograph contained in it. As a consequence, the picture has at least two different subjects: the spatial painting, and the subject of the photograph shown in the painting.



"Wall #6", 2020 Oil and alkyd on canvas, 180 x 140 cm / 70.8 x 55.2 in

Click the image to see a video from Sampo (in finnish)!

May 5, 2020