Uudenmaankatu
Sampo Apajalahti,
The Boy in the Picture
13.4. - 1.5. 2016

Sampo Apajalahti
The Boy in the Picture
13 April – 1 May 2016
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu

Gallery is open also on Mondays 12-17 until first of May!
The exhibition is open also on 30 April and 1 May!

My exhibition features paintings and photographic works from 2015-2016.

The artistic process of these works is based on old photographs from the early 1980s, showing me as a young child. I am so young in these pictures that I don’t really remember much from those times. My exhibition explores the relationship between adulthood and childhood with the old photographs of a child engaging in a discussion about the passing of time and things changing with and within a trained artist’s work.

When working somewhere between photography and painting, I look for a situation where the works engage in a dialogue not only through their themes but also through their technical implementation. My aim is to combine these two forms of visual arts into a coherent whole, while also developing my artistic expression within the context of each individual art form. When working, in my mind I also combine seemingly contrary aspects such as conceptual and visual approaches, substance and superficiality as well as being analytical and a craftsman.

The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland / National Council for Visual Arts.

Sampo Apajalahti (b.1980) is currently finishing up his master degree in Academy of Fine Arts in University of the Art`s. Earlier he has studied visual and media arts in Pekka Halonen`s Academy. Apajalahti has participated in group exhibitions since 2008, and he had his previous solo exhibition in gallery Fafa in the year 2014.

sampoapajalahti(at)gmail.com
050 434 9293