Current Uudenmaankatu
Leena Ylä-Lyly,
15.11. - 3.12.2017

Leena Ylä-Lyly: Enso, 2013, 52,5 x 44,5 cm, kehystetty pigmenttivedos dibondilla

Leena Ylä-Lyly
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu
15 November – 3 December 2017

The November exhibition deals with the themes of death, silence and emptiness and the meditative aspect of photography. The works have been influenced by Zen Buddhism, traditional Japanese visual art subjects and ikebana.

In 2013, I met a Buddhist man, a Zen practitioner, who had an incurable illness. I began to photograph him and familiarize myself with Zen meditation. We often discussed what was coming. His peaceful attitude towards the situation had a profound impact on me. November deals with the shadow of death in the light of Zen. Death as a theme cannot be ignored or over-discussed. It is eternal and always relevant. Silence, emptiness and stopping before the essential are part of the same entity.

November is dedicated to the memory of Juhani Keskinen (1977-2017).

Leena Ylä-Lyly (b. 1979) lives and works in Helsinki. She earned her Master of Arts degree at the Aalto University. November is her third solo exhibition.

The artist will be at the gallery on weekends.

The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

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