UT Centre for Arts Gallery (Old Anatomical Theatre, Uppsala 10) is opening Finnish artist Matti Vainio's exhibition "Findings | Leiud" on 15 September at 6PM. You are warmly welcome!
The exhibition consists of drawings, paintings, woodcut, video and thread works. Vainio combines art historical elements with contemporary techniques, and explores multiple technical as well as ideological approaches in order to understand physical and metaphysical levels of human being and life itself.
"I have always been interested in finding out new ways to express thoughts and ideas through Fine Arts," says Vainio. There is a saying by John Muir: "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." To Vainio, art experience can be compared with being lost or wandering around in the forest: "This quote by Muir is an excellent starting point to create and view artworks. It inspires us to wander in the hope of finding out new ideas and, best of all, our true Self."
Matti Vainio (born 1978) graduated as an artist from Turku Arts Academy in 2003 and received the Master of Arts degree in Art and Design in 2013. Vainio works with different media: drawing, painting, performances. He has collaborated with different art collectives since 2003. His art explores an individual's possibilities within the society, and wonders upon phenomena of everyday life. Vainio's artistic strategy is to create emotionally rich art pieces that afford perceiving the difficulty of encountering Self and other people. Vainio's works have been shown in Finland, Sweden, England, Russia, Germany, and Estonia. His next exhibitions will take place at KIASMA Contemporary Art Museum of Finland and in Estonia Vabaduse gallery. Vainio also works as a lecturer in the Tartu University Centre for Arts.
The Centre for Arts gallery exhibits creative work by the academic staff, students and alumni of the University of Tartu who are also professional artists, designers, artisans and craftsmen.
The exhibition remains open until 11 November 2020.