Jukka Mäkelä’s abstract paintings embody beauty in light, colour and the rhythms of the line. The autumn season at Kunsthalle Helsinki kicks off with an extensive show by Mäkelä.
Jukka Mäkelä’s large, abstract paintings have fascinated audiences already for four decades. With his original technique and use of materials Mäkelä captures both sensitivity and strength on his canvases. Mäkelä is famous for the lively textures and organic forms in his art, but in his most recent works the attention is captured by colour, with tones ranging from full-bodied to translucent. The show in Kunsthalle Helsinki consists of around 40 works. The earliest are from the 1990s, the latest were completed this past summer.