“Alone”: A solo online exhibition by Jenni Hiltunen at Steve Turner

Jenni Hilltunen at Steve Turner,Los Angeles

Finland based contemporary artist Jenni Hiltunen presents her first solo exhibition in the United States with Steve Turner,Los Angeles.

Steve Turner presents “Alone“, a solo online exhibition by Helsinki-based Jenni Hiltunen that consists of recent paintings and ceramic sculptures which depict a solitary woman who enigmatically gazes out at the viewer. Hiltunen uses color and form to explore psychological nuances that are deeper than the subject’s superficial attributes. While she acknowledges that she is the subject in most works, she hopes that viewers will also see themselves.

Every painting reveals something of me to the viewer so you could interpret them as mental self-portraits. But I think the essential thing is that my paintings are not portraits in the traditional way. The figures are imaginary and I try to reveal deeper human attributes  as opposed to representing someone’s surface features. I also think it is important to keep a painting open to different kinds of readings, a platform where one can reflect on their experiences and feelings. I am also very interested in creating paintings as images, and carefully consider what makes a painting interesting, what it requires and what is essential. I have a lot of art books and other visual sources in my studio. I like to explore different color combinations, compositions and paint textures. I think it is good to define some boundaries for one’s work to better focus on what really matters and that is painting itself. The female figure is my boundary for now.


Jenni Hiltunen (born 1981, Hollola, Finland) earned an MA at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (2007) after earning a BA at the Turku Arts Academy (2004). She has had solo exhibitions since 2005, most recently at Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milan and Kunsthalle Växjo, Sweden.


Her work has also been included in museum group exhibitions at Kunsthalle, Helsinki and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. Alone is Hiltunen’s first exhibition with Steve Turner and her first in the United States.

JENNI HILTUNEN

ALONE

January 27–February 26, 2022

To view the exhibition and an interview click HERE .

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