Viewer as the centre point

Tiina Pyykkinen’s Painted Place in tm•galleria is on display for the last week. Finnish Art Agency truly recommends to go and see the exhibition before it’s too late.

“Pyykkinen’s fascinating exhibition highlights issues that are often taken for granted when one thinks of how to look at art. Paintings must always be seen live, with one’s own eyes. At the same time the exhibition underlines the gallery as a specific and a meaningful space for displaying art. (…) The entire exhibition opens up, piece by piece, resembling the view from a window where the viewer is also present through the reflection”
– Timo Valjakka, Helsingin Sanomat

“The viewer sees oneself in individual paintings, but also part of the whole exhibition, where one is moving and meditating in front of the artworks. Even though I’m describing the reflection effects, the fine paintings have other values as well. They show the importance of light in the observations.”
– Marja-Terttu Kivirinta, Akku Cultural Magazine

Read Timo Valjakka’s whole review from here and Akku Cultural Magazine’s Facebook-page from here (both only in Finnish).

Tiina Pyykkinen: Painted Place 4.4.–19.4.2015
Erottajankatu 9 B (inner ward), 00130 Helsinki
open: Tue–Fri 11–17, Sat 11–16, Sun 12–16

(Never look back, 60 x 40 cm, 2015, alkyd, oil and pigment on canvas)