Jätkä 1
Juha Okko,
25.5. - 12.6.2016

Journalist (acrylic and oil, 2016)

Juha Okko
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Jätkä 1

HYBRID is a compilation of the past year. My works are portraits of heroes of our time: fragmented, desperate and convincing. This is because one has to be real and exist for anyone who asks – whatever, whenever.

Hybrid was supposed to combine elements that don’t belong together in an incompatible manner. At the beginning I assumed that my figures would be more robot-like, weirder, representatives of an alternative human species. The outcome, however, is a recognizable group of weak and thus human figures who have become known through the media.

The exhibition features acrylic and oil paintings, temporary paintings on the walls of the gallery and an installation.

The exhibition would not have been possible without the excellent photographers’ fantastic photographs published, for example, by Yle, MTV, Helsingin Sanomat, Iltalehti, Iltasanomat, Hufvudstadsbladet, BBC, Guardian etc. Each work has, on average, nine different people’s features.

Juha Okko
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