Kunst aus Finnland.
Marianna Uutinen is known for her gestural-abstract, often large-format paintings. The artist, who lives in Helsinki and Berlin, likes unusual, glaring colors such as neon pink, but she also uses gold, silver and black. With their layers of paint on surfaces that are often crumpled and sometimes quite shiny, her works achieve an impressive presence and intensity. Spontaneous associations – such as glamour, kitsch and glittering night life – are deliberately awakened. But what initially evinces cool verve turns out on a second look to be a meticulous examination of the process of experimental painting. Marianna Uutinen uses poured paint, multiple overlapping of layers, random and controlled applications in order to explore in a profound manner the possibilities and limitations of contemporary painting.
Opening in the context of the Jazzahead! Festival with a concert by Jazz pianist Iro Haarla.
Tom Anholt, Björn Dahlem, Paula Döpfner, Secundino Hernandez, Leiko Ikemura, Marlena Kudlicka, Kirsi Mikkola, Janne Räisänen and Thomas Scheibitz