Galerie Forsblom , Stand n° 

Ultramarine blue cork stack  - Jason Martin

Jason Martin Ultramarine blue cork stack

Stripe Painting SSQ - Matthias van Arkel

Matthias van Arkel Stripe Painting SSQ

Green to Lilac - Juri Markkula

Juri Markkula Green to Lilac

2018
Acrylic on linen
73 x 50 cm
28.74 x 19.69 in - Secundino Hernández

Secundino Hernández 2018 Acrylic on linen 73 x 50 cm 28.74 x 19.69 in

Untitled / The Hunter -  Jannis Varelas

Jannis Varelas Untitled / The Hunter

Black Flowers - Donald Sultan

Donald Sultan Black Flowers

Judith - Jason Martin

Jason Martin Judith

Detainment -  Peter Halley

Peter Halley Detainment

Woman in a Burgundy Dress - Stephan Balkenhol

Stephan Balkenhol Woman in a Burgundy Dress

Exhibiting Artists

  • Donald Baechler  (+)
  • Stephan Balkenhol  (+)

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    • Stephan Balkenhol - Woman in a Burgundy Dress Woman in a Burgundy Dress

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  • Peter Halley  (+)

    Biography : Born in New York, NY 1953, Halley has received his education from the Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA), and from the University of New Orleans, New Oreleans, LA (MFA). Halley’s work has been exhibited extensively around the world. He has held solo exhibitions recently at the Lever House Art Collection, New York, (2018) the Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2016), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California (2015) and the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne, France (2014). Halley’s works can be found in numerous public collections, including the Tate Modern, London, England, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, the CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France, among others. Halley lives and works in New York, NY, USA.

    Detailed Description : Peter Halley is an American artist who came to prominence as a central figure in the Neo-Conceptualist movement of the 1980’s. Beginning in the early 1980s, Peter Halley has employed the language of geometric abstraction in paintings that explore the organization of social space in the digital age. In recent decades, his work has branched out to encompass architectural-scale installations that include paintings, algorithmic flowcharts, digital prints, and other diverse media. In an era increasingly dominated by digital technology and social media, Halley’s influence—as artist, writer, magazine publisher and university professor—has been widely recognized.

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    •  Peter Halley - Detainment Detainment

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  • Jacob Hashimoto  (+)

    Exhibition : SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2009 Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.
    2008 Hashimoto V, Studio La Città, Verona, Italy.
    2007 Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.
    Plumes and the Landscape Omnibus, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
    2006 Studio La Città, Verona, Italy.
    2005 Superabundant Atmosphere, Rice Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
    Skip Skitter Start Trip Vault Bounce – and other attempts at flight, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
    2004 Bloom, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California.
    Altadena, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington.
    2003 The Nature of Objects, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy.
    2002 Studio la Città, Verona, Italy.
    Silent Rhythm, Galleria Traghetto, Venice, Italy.
    Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas.
    2001 Giant Yellow, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
    Big Mountain, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
    2000 Carte Blanche à Hélène de Franchis, Galerie Lucien Durand-Le Gaillard, Paris, France.
    Project Room, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
    Giant Yellow and Other Structures, Galerie Lucien Durand-Le Gaillard, Paris, France.
    1999 Armada, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois.
    Infinite Lightness, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy.
    Galleria La Nuova Pesa, Rome, Italy.
    1998 Infinite Expanse of Sky, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.
    Project Room, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
    1997 Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
    1996 Sky Canopy Installation, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.


    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2009 Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England.
    In-Finitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy.
    A Tribute to Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.
    2007 Winter Selections, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
    E Ricomincio da Tre, Studio La Città, Verona, Italy.
    2005 Italian Feel

    Detailed Description : Jacob Hashimoto simulates nature without purporting to replicate it. Based in New York and of Japanese decent, Hashimoto redefines Japanese screen painting with his assemblages of paper "kites" in undulating, interactive compositions. Although young, Hashimoto is already a seasoned and recognized artist, having had numerous shows with Studio La Citta in Verona and Rhona Hoffman Gallery of Chicago, and a recent sell-out show with Mary Boone Gallery in New York City. Hashimoto’s artwork embodies his longtime fascination with the intersections of painting and sculpture, abstraction and landscape. Each work is comprised of hundreds of small bamboo and paper kite-like elements. These kite elements are strung together in chains, and layers of these chains are stretched taught between short dowels that project from wall-mounted brackets, creating a densely layered and fragmented tapestry of image or pattern. The elements forming these tapestries are a solid color of paper, or a complex, collaged pattern of multicolored cut paper. While the individual components remain more or less abstract, overall, clusters of pattern, stripes, or waves of color are formed, giving the works a pictorial quality that suggests organic forms, vistas, scrolling video games, or even board games. Through this unique process Hashimoto's works convey an ephemeral wonder, entrancing the viewer with their continuously shifting illusion of light, space, motion, and sense of flight. Hashimoto’s working method is very open-ended, allowing him to sample art-historical references, icons of the every-day, and mismatched narratives within each composition.

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  • Secundino Hernández  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Secundino Hernández - 2018
Acrylic on linen
73 x 50 cm
28.74 x 19.69 in 2018 Acrylic on linen 73 x 50 cm 28.74 x 19.69 in

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  • Chantal Joffe

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  • Sami Lukkarinen  (+)

    Biography : Born in Jyväskylä, Finland 1976, Lukkarinen graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. His works are in the collections of several museums and foundations, such as Kiasma and the Saastamoinen Foundation. In addition to private showings, he has participated in many group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. The artist lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

    Detailed Description : In his oil paintings, Sami Lukkarinen examines the relationship between the digital image and painting as well as the phenomenon associated with profile images from social media. Lukkarinen creates an intermediate space with his large pixilated paintings in which two opposite methods of presentation meet. Pictures from the computer screen swarm around in small clumps. These pictures Lukkarinen creates as large oil paintings by examining every pixel’s color tone, one at a time. He mixes the correlating tone with oil paints and paints it with a palette knife on the canvas. The boundaries painted by the palette knife remain sharp; they overlap, over and over again, forming a three-dimensional surface on the painting. The tight organization of pixels in the digital image breaks down as the work progresses, as differently sized and directional palette-knife strokes create an individual rhythm for the painting. The works also contain a spatial element: when the works are viewed from up close, the impression is one of abstract and painted, but when viewed from further off, the figure becomes more precise.

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  • Juri Makkula

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  • Juri Markkula  (+)

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    • Juri Markkula - Green to Lilac Green to Lilac

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  • Jason Martin  (+)

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    • Jason Martin - Judith Judith
    • Jason Martin - Ultramarine blue cork stack Ultramarine blue cork stack

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  • Reima Nevalainen

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  • Kim Simonsson

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  • Kim Simonsson  (+)

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  • Donald Sultan  (+)
  • Toni R. Toivonen

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  • Matthias van Arkel  (+)

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    • Matthias van Arkel - Stripe Painting SSQ Stripe Painting SSQ

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  • Jannis Varelas  (+)

    Biography : Varelas, born in Athens, Greece, in 1977, has received his education from the Royal Collage of Art in London. Varelas’ work has been exhibited widely around the world at venues such as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, London’s Saatchi Gallery, and the Kunsthalle Wien. The artist divides his time between Los Angeles, Vienna, and Athens.

    Detailed Description : The Greek artist Jannis Varelas (b. 1977) unveils the surprising side of banal elements in everyday life. Playfully fusing abstraction and realistic representation, his paintings explore lived spaces through a myriad of collage-like details. He constructs the reality from fragments: like in archeological excavations, lived moments are presented to us in a seemingly arbitrary composition of random traces. We are shown a lighter lying on a packet of cigarettes, a small stained cloth resembling the head of a mythical creature, food leftovers shaped like a happy face: when seen from a specific perspective, these insignificant remnants suggest a different reality that can open up to a new dimension, full of possibilities. The signs and symbols in Varelas’ work resemble automatic painting or children’s drawings, with added dynamism deriving from the artist’s highly physical, expressive technique. His work reflects on social issues and the plight of humanity in world history, but the thematic content is expressed in a web of subtle allusions that spontaneously follow the artist’s irrational trains of thought.

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    •  Jannis Varelas - Untitled / The Hunter Untitled / The Hunter

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  • Bernar Venet  (+)
  • Martin Wickström  (+)

    Biography : Born in Finspång 1957, Wickström studied at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (1982 – 1987) and at Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm (1977 – 1981). He has exhibited extensively at galleries and museums in Sweden and abroad. His works are represented in several private and public collections such as Skövde Konstmuseum, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Fredrik Roos nordiska samling and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. The artists lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Detailed Description : From the breathtaking play of light across building facades to dizzying mountain passes, Martin Wickström combines paintings, models and ready-mades in intricate installations into presentations ranging from a personal family album to the international political arena. In Wickström’s work, psychoanalysis and semiotics meet in an interaction between the documentary and private life. Previously existing cultural material – documentary photographs, portraits of film stars from days gone by, or fragments from a Spiderman cartoon – mingle with personal experiences and elements from recent history. Everything is skillfully combined in a balancing act between pop art and Swedish melancholy. Something seductive emerges from Wickström’s process: in the colouring, highlights and brushwork. At times the shimmering sediment of the enchanting painting is shattered by sawed off and white-painted shapes, brutally screwed to the surface of the painting – a silhouette of a residential complex or a simple office chair. The sign occupies the foreground, though its information is greatly reduced. Meanwhile, these components demand to be anchored in a room other than the one depicted. The perspective shifts from signs to motifs, from mass culture to melancholy.

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Galerie Forsblom holds a unique position on the Nordic art scene as one of the largest and most international contemporary art galleries by bringing international established artists to its exhibition spaces in Helsinki and Stockholm. While the exhibition programs consist of a wide range of medias within the visual arts, Galerie Forsblom is highly profiled as presenting excellence in contemporary painting as well as sculpture.

Galerie Forsblom has from the very beginning presented established domestic art to local and international audiences, and today the Studio functions as a space for presenting a careful selection of younger artists.

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Galerie Forsblom w:  http://www.galerieforsblom.com Founded:  1977 Simone Schmid Aino Pisilä