• Hanna-Riikka Heikkila
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Hanna-Riikka Heikkilä

Salted cucumber and pudding

Viiskulma 26.3.-8.4.2007

I paint pictures and events from everyday life. Lovable animals, people and absurd meetings on the surface are matters with the help of which I try to create confusion and joy.
Light-hearted and sometimes even humorous pictures may conceal serious themes: pickled cucumbers in a sweet pudding.

When I am painting, I want to wander in the no-man’s land between the clumsy and the controlled, occasionally highlighting very strict expression and sometimes letting random expression rise to the surface. Unfinished touches are emphasised in a fumbling line. I want to leave a mistake in my painting, something that irritates myself and perhaps makes even the viewer ask questions.

One part of my exhibition is a wall that changes and is supplemented each day. Because I supervise the exhibition,
there is time to stop and make observations from everyday life both inside and outside the gallery. I sketch out my thoughts on paper. The wall is a visual diary where I record events over a period of two weeks.

Hanna-Riikka Heikkilä
050 326 3533