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Simo Saarikoski

Shallow Time

29.2.-24.3.2024

Simo Saarikoski
Shallow Time
29.2.-24.3.2024

The exhibition features a series of watercolors, ink paintings and plaster sculptures.

“Shallow Time” is an attempt to understand our time and its phenomena and how it affects us collectively. It seeks to capture the spirit of time that always slips through our fingers when we try to define it by explicable means. Anthropologists have different terms for different concepts of time. Shallow time refers to thin or superficial time, life at this very moment.

Among other things, thoughts related to the following concepts and phenomena have inspired the artist’s work: personal branding, how to find kindness towards ourselves and others on social media, populism in its various forms, collective individualism, cancel culture, escapism through new age spirituality and conspiracy theories.

The works featured in the exhibition were created between 2021 and 2024. The artist’s work has been supported by the Kone Foundation.

Simo Saarikoski (b.1980 / lives and works in Helsinki, Finland) is a versatile artist based in Helsinki. He works with video, performances and watercolor paintings.
In his works he examines the phenomena of our time as well as the human psyche and the impact of humans on their environment. In addition to his solo work,
he is part of the group Messianic Research Centre for Visual Ethics and the
Pori-based T.E.H.D.A.S. collective. The artist’s works in various forms have been on display in over 20 countries.

Contact details
rystys(a)gmail.com
https://simosaarikoski.com