• Mikko Kallio: Kaiva niin syvälle että näkyy kirkasta vettä (yksityiskohta), 2018, sekatekniikka, 26x30 cm
  • Mikko Kallio: Maan polte, 2018, sekatekniikka, 29x23cm
  • Mikko Kallio: Matkustaja, 2018, sekatekniikka, 29x33 cm
  • Mikko Kallio: Syrjäisimmässä paikassa, 2018, sekatekniikka, 30x21 cm
  • Mikko Kallio: Ystävien elämäntilanteet, 2018, sekatekniikka, 56x71 cm

Mikko Kallio


Uusi jätkä 5.5.-27.5.2018

Mikko Kallio
The Initial Pile
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari – Uusi Jätkä
5. – 27.5.2018

Galleria Huuto is open also on Ascension Day Thursday 10th May 2018, welcome!

Sometimes it happens in life that the floor moves under one’s feet. After a powerful transformation, nothing in a person’s life or environment remains the same. A change in my personal life resulted the Intial Pile -exhibition. At the beginning of a work process, there is always a pile of stuff. If the process is seen as growth, this initial pile is a seedbed for a collage. The chaos and randomness of life has thrown paper shreds, leftover pieces, sticks and found materials onto my studio table, forming a mountain. One has to start building a new arrangement.

The created arrangement is not simple or free of conflicts as the work shows the complexity of human life. Creating a collage is my attempt to address the fragmented world by building something new. The work may expand and become larger or grow inward, condensing below consciousness. By drawing I fly into a microworld, a universe, towards infinity.

The exhibition consists of collages on paper as well as paintings. The materials I have used include ink, watercolor, pencil, acrylic and oil paints. I have also added found objects into some of the works.

Mikko Kallio (b. 1971) is a visual artist whose works are included in the collections of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, HAM Helsinki Art Museum as well as the Finnish state art collection. In recent years, Kallio’s works have been seen at ARTag Gallery in Helsinki, Tampere Art Museum, Susanne Pettersson Gallery (S.P.G) in Stockholm, HilbertRaum in Berlin, the online gallery Prosessigalleria and the Haihatus summer exhibition.

The works have been created with support from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

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