Mikko Rikala. Emptiness Ceases to Be Blue

Mikko Rikala. Emptiness Ceases to Be Blue

Mikko Rikala's most recent works can be seen in his second solo exhibition at Rotwand Gallery in Zurich. From the press release: "For his second solo show at Rotwand, the artist will present a selection of photographs and drawings that will provide an access into this space: where rational actions and thoughts are addressed poetically, and seemingly abstract forms are created following strict scientific systems."

Duration: 12 November 2016 – 14 January 2017
Venue: Rotwand Gallery
Address: Lutherstrasse 34
8004 Zürich, Switzerland
For more information, please visit:
Rotwand Gallery

Jorma Puranen at Purdy Hicks Gallery in London

Purdy Hicks Gallery in London is exhibiting a solo show with the works of Helsinki School artist Jorma Puranen .

During a residency at Harewood House in Yorkshire to celebrate the tercentenary of the great landscape designer Capability Brown, Jorma Puranen photographed Harewood's landscape and lake, one of Brown's most significant contributions. Long exposures were taken, mirrored in a painted board prepared by the artist, resulting in painterly, fragmented impressions of nature in which the ground, the brushstroke, and the reflection are inseperably superimposed.

In contrast to this carefully considered and quintessentially English landscape is Puranen's Icy Prospects series. Here the artist demonstrates his deep fascination for and knowledge of the wilderness of the Arctic, creating a relationship between the philosophical concept of the sublime terror of the forces of nature and his own experience of life in these regions.

Opening: Thursday, October 20, 5 – 8 pm
Duration: October 21 – November 16, 2016
Venue: Purdy Hicks Gallery
Address: 25 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LQ
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Jorma Puranen at Purdy Hicks Gallery in London
Second Skin

Second Skin

The works from Riitta Päiväläinen and Wilma Hurskainen are part of a group exhibition Second Skin at the Museum Sinclair-Haus in Germany. The exhibition examines and exemplifies the possible meanings of assuming another, a "Second Skin” – whether the goal is to distinguish oneself from nature or to become one with it, so to speak.

Duration: October 16, 2016– February 12, 2017
Venue: the Museum Sinclair-Haus
Address: Löwengasse 15
61348 Bad Homburg
For more information, please contact or visit:
the Museum Sinclair-Haus

Nelli Palomäki & Juhana Moisander: Shared

Nelli Palomäki and Juhana Moisander explore the beauty and the difficulties of sibling-hood through most recent video installations and photographs in their exhibition Shared at Forum Box in Helsinki.

Duration: 30 September – 23 October 2016
Venue: Forum Box
Address: Ruoholahdenranta 3A, 00180 HELSINKI
For more information, please visit:ForumBox.fi
Nelli Palomäki & Juhana Moisander: Shared