Ilari Hautamäki: Spirit
Date and time7 – 30.5.2021
Spirit, a solo exhibition by Ilari Hautamäki, brings the radiance of spring to Helsinki Contemporary.
In his new, richly coloured works Hautamäki continues his investigation of the relationships between the organic and the constructed, of the fine balance between chaos and order.
Developing his familiar theme of plants has led him to focus on the movement of the hand and to the inclusion of elements reminiscent of typography and calligraphy. Organic material painted with spacious brushstrokes breaks up the geometric shapes and full colour fields.
Music is an important part of Hautamäki’s working process. The exhibition title, Spirit, comes from the spiritual jazz movement, and the arrangements of the works and their internal relations can be compared to musical compositions.
7.–30.5.2021 Tue-Fri 12.00–18.00, Sat-Sun 12.00–16.00
Image: Helsinki Contemporary (c) Ilari Hautamäki