Marjatta Hanhijoki: Visibly So
Date and time13.11.2021 – 2.1.2022
In the world of Marjatta Hanhijoki, seemingly minor matters expand into meaningful stories, something small becomes great, and warmth fills the air.
Marjatta Hanhijoki’s works are overflowing with storytelling and snippets of tales, a celebration of details and everyday observations. The artist’s creations masterfully bind together accounts of fascinating singularities, wider cultural-historical knowledge, and mundane flashes of existence in an enchanting manner.
The works featured in the exhibition showcase Hanhijoki’s artistic work from the 1970s until the present day. The works are by their nature multilayered, both literally and figuratively. A watercolour is born of tender coats of translucent colour, a charcoal drawing is layered from faint to pitch black, and a black-and-white graphic work decays from light to dark. Hanhijoki’s works invite the viewer to become immersed in the abundant world of a pictorial thinker.
Image: Marjatta Hanhijoki: Japanilainen kimono ja Mirjan pallohuivi (c) Helsingin Taidehalli