until 02.10. | #2085ARTatBerlin | Galerie Pugliese Levi presents from 25th August 2018 an exhibition with painings by the artist Tiina Heiska.
„I have some kind of vision because there has to be something to aim to, but it never turns out like that. I actually pursue a moment when a painting starts to find its own path and offers me something to go on. It’s a long, chaotic and eventful process, while the original motif is turning into different versions or sometimes even changes completely.”
Tiina Heiska, May 2018
Galerie Pugliese Levi presents the first solo show of the Finnish artist Tiina Heiska in Germany.
In her paintings, Tiina Heiska depicts the human condition, our contact with ourselves and existence.
Referencing photographic and filmic situations, Heiska’s female figures are mysterious and sometimes troubling. Systematically and with a firm hand, Heiska constructs a dramatic tension. Wide brushstrokes attest to the moment of the painting’s making. Colours are minimal and monochromatic yet intense, they reveal the light in scenes otherwise often pervaded with darkness.
Alice in Wonderland alike – Heiska’s figures, or just the trace of their movements, recall very womanly states. The little girl and the grown-up woman, innocence and sensuality, children’s games and dreams, adults’ fears, desire and fantasies alternate and surprisingly intermingle.
Born in Helsinki in 1959, Tiina Heiska studied Fine Arts at the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts and at the University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH. She had solo shows in Helsinki, Paris, Brussels, Stockholm, Oslo and Malmö. Her works are in private and public collections, such as Wihuri Foundation, Helsinki Art Museum, Amos Anderson Art Museum, The Finnish State Art Collection, The Saastamoinen Foundation, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Heino Art Foundation and Oulu Museum of Art.
This exhibition receives the friendly support of The Finnish Institute in Germany.
Vernissage: Friday, 24th August 2018, 6:00 pm in the presence of the artist, with an introduction by Dr. Laura Hirvi, Director of The Finnish Institute in Germany
Exhibition period: Saturday, 25th August – Tuesday, 2nd October 2018Zur Galerie Pugliese Levi
Exhibition Tiina Heiska – Paintings – Galerie Pugliese Levi | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin – Galerien Berlin – Contemporary Art – ART at Berlin