• Jussi Karhunkorva
  • Uni tulee läpi II: Näytös hämärässä
  • Uni tulee läpi V: Noitatyttö toisella puolella
  • Uni tulee läpi IV: Tulivuori
  • Kohtaus rannalla
  • Uni tulee läpi I: Sarvipäinen jumaluus



Uudenmaankatu 2.6.-20.6.2010

Jussi Karhunkorva
From Another Reality
2.6. – 20.6.2010
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu

In my exhibition From another reality, I present my main themes and motives from the 21st century. As images and states of mind, they are a part of my lifelong expedition. My works also include a historical aspect in the form of the stories of earlier generations.

The paintings and watercolors completed in 2008–2009 are a direct continuum from my black-and-white ink wash works. In the early of the 21st century, my themes began blending into each other. After a couple of years, I went back to using colors; aquarelles at first. My new means of expression was to study the realities arisen randomly out of the use of colors and aquarelles.

All my paintings are a serial continuum. They can be viewed like comics, but they can also be looked at as separate works. They often feature the same figures. However, they are always looking for the fresh and unknown.

My works show how our endless imagination links the dreams and reality of the often so delirious human life. The works often portray natural phenomena in fairy tale worlds – one of my inspirations has been William Blake. Many of the paintings from the summer of 2008 feature a gate, which for me means the borderline of dreams and reality. It is through the gate that the human mind is riveted to new states of mind and dimensions; much like intensively concentrating on a movie or reading a book, submerging oneself in strange new images.

Firstly, my pictures are often divided into an upper and a lower world, and secondly, into the past and the modern world of science and information. It is important to note that the upper world has its roots in the lower reality. Entities can often be seen in the branches of this tree, where they symbolize the secret schema of photosynthesis which is one of the biggest mysteries for today’s natural scientists. The schema is known, but its origin is not. Like an alchemist looking for the philosopher’s stone, I look for new and relieving ideas – dreams that are almost recollected, yet lost beyond memory.

Jussi Karhunkorva (born 1971) graduated as Master of Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. Karhunkorva lives in Tampere, Finland, where he gives art courses for people recovering from psychiatric problems. During the past couple of years, Jussi Karhunkorva’s works have been on display in Helsinki, Joensuu, Kokkola, Turku, Vantaa, and Ruovesi, among other places.

Jussi Karhunkorva
+358 40 555 9142