Imaginative worlds in abstract paintings

From left to right: Sulamith and Margarete | Maaria Oikarinen | 2015, acrylic on canvas. All pictures by The Art Trail. Colors, splashes, smudges, bubbles, thick brush strokes and delicate lines reveal expressions of different worlds in Group OOO’s abstract painting exhibition at Galleria Huuto. In Maaria Oikarinen’s frequently distressed paintings, not just one but multiple worlds collide, create […]

Discovering Helsinki Noir at Amos Anderson

This past weekend I visited for the second time the Helsinki Noir exhibition at Amos Anderson. The first time around I went alone and now I was joined by a friend of mine who also works in the art world, bringing a fresh view over the entire experience. First of all, I must say that it is […]

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at HAM

This is how you’re welcomed into Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at Helsinki Art Museum. A powerful statement defying official and government institutions, as well as tourist attractions & stereotypes. Here are 3 of Finland’s: the majestic white church,  the parliament building and the popular Viking Line, a major tourist hub. Going further than the typical exhibition setting, the […]

Jiří Georg Dokoupil’s Bubbles

I was recently impressed by the postmodernist Czech artist Jiří Georg Dokoupil and his unconventional work with liquid soap. A part of his works were displayed at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki. The gallery also proposes this year a new concept of experiencing the artist’s work and fine-dining in collaboration with Helsinki restaurant Muru. This collaboration […]