Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu
Gallery is open on Independence Day 6th December, and the artist is present!
“Holding ground: an area of seabed where an anchor will hold.”
I work with figurative paintings. The Holding Ground exhibition features oil paintings – a series of portraits, a self-portrait and a few landscape motifs.
A slender rowan tree with large leaves swaying on the edge of a forest and an old fallen tree illuminated by the spring sun are views in which I have anchored my thoughts through painting. The leaves and branches of the trees have served as mental fasteners.
The people in the portraits are friends and acquaintances who I asked to come to my studio to be my models. I have been interested in reacting to the person present and the characteristics of daylight. I have in part painted blindly – building a face one surface at a time and trusting some kind of spontaneous logic.
Matilda Enegren (b. 1989) lives and works in Helsinki. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg in 2015 and she also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Novia University of Applied Sciences (2012). She has had solo exhibitions in Sweden (Galleri Lars Hjelm, Karlstad and Vasagatan 13, Gothenburg) and Finland (Varikkogalleria, Seinäjoki) and she has taken part in group exhibitions in, for example, Sweden, Finland, the United States and Switzerland. In 2014, she was included in the book “100 Painters of Tomorrow” published by Thames & Hudson, London.
The exhibition has been supported by Svenska kulturfonden and Konstsamfundet.
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