• Henna Jula, Centripetal, vesiväri paperille, 2022
  • Henna Jula: Illankierto, vesiväri paperille 140 x 70 cm
  • Henna Jula: Pahakasvi, öljy kankaalle 175 x 145 cm
  • Henna Jula: Päivänpaisumus, vesiväri paperille 140 x 70 cm
  • Henna Jula: Pölyttäjä, vesiväri paperille 140 x 70 cm
  • Henna Jula: Rimpuilija, vesiväri paperille 70 x 55 cm
  • Henna Jula: Centripetal, tila
  • Henna Jula: Centripetal, tila

Henna Jula


Huuto III 26.10.-19.11.2023

Henna Jula

The belts of the night are reflected in the polypores glistening with moisture. Times change on our retinas, on shells and on the droplets on flower petals, turning the surrounding airspace upside down like countless lenses. The circular motion of the orbit of celestial bodies forms annual rings, the circadian cycle creates swirling shapes. Surface tension, kinetic energy and the pressure of force directed to the center keep the matter together for seconds or for thousands of years, until it falls apart and becomes part of something else.

A centripetal force makes a body follow a curved path. It affects the movements of the mass, the orbits of the planets and the creation of all living things. The watercolor and oil paintings featured in the exhibition contain modular formations based on natural shapes. The cyclic motion gives them their shape and reflections on the wet surface give them their colors. Paint and the themes of the paintings are linked by states of spreading, mixing and differentiation. Brush strokes expand on the paper into still frames of liquid formations.

Henna Jula (b. 1990, Turku) is a Helsinki-based artist who graduated from Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts in 2016. Her previous solo exhibitions were held at Porvoo Art Hall and tm•galleria in Helsinki. Jula has participated in several joint exhibitions, for example in Taipei and Stockholm and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, where her works are included in the Seppo Fränti collection. The exhibition at Galleria Huuto is her seventh solo exhibition. Some of the works were created during residencies at Mustarinda in Hyrynsalmi and at Treasure Hill Artist Village in Taiwan.

Thank you
The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Art Society and Paulo Foundation.