Artist of the Year Heli Ryhänen (b. 1971) fills the Kunsthalle with her large faux-leather sculptures.
Heli Ryhänen bestows the features of her faux-leather figures with the innermost conflicts of life: ageing, sexuality and death. While blurring the boundaries between good and evil, the familiar and the strange, the works are not without glimpses of humour.
Pekka Vesterinen’s Open Series investigates the potential of painting. For Pekka Vesterinen, working quickly in a small format provides a freer approach to painting, as it allows access to a different range of colours and themes. Begun in 2007, the Open Series combines landscapes with the colours of nature and lighting effects.