“I’ve always been fascinated by the English idiom: perfect stranger. When you meet a person on a street who is totally unknown to you and they ask what time it is, you’ve met a perfect stranger. There is no guarantee that you’ll ever meet this person again, and it makes the encounter even more fascinating. It’s a passing moment that you can’t repeat or recreate ever again in the future.
During the time of uncertainty, when you can’t predict the future based on the past, we keep seeking things that make us feel comfortable and safe. Finding stability from the outer world when our inner world is torn apart, is perhaps natural behaviour and makes us human beings. Strange things are happening in the world and we have no power to stop the madness. What we can control is our own attitude, tolerance and behaviour. Things that we do to find peace. Things that we make to make other people see. Things that brings us closer, to become friends with strangers.” – Laura Köönikkä
Group exhibition of seven young Finnish artists will open on Dec 10th 2016 at Fullersta Gård (Huddinge, Sweden). The exhibition comprises paintings and installations by Tiina Pyykkinen, Tuukka Tammisaari, Sami Havia, Eeva Peura, Jarno Vesala, Erno Enkenberg and Sampo Malin.
Främmande/ Muukalainen / Stranger 10.12.2016–12.3.2017
Fullersta Gårdsväg 18, 141 35 Huddinge
Sami Havia, Post It (2016), acrylic oil, pencil and ink on canvas, 160 x 150cm