Pasila Urban Center’s new exhibition brings together four artists that all explore abstract elements in their work. The joint exhibition features Gokhan Burhan, Ville Färsaaret, Mikko Kelloniemi and Olavi Viheriälä and is open to viewing from 31st of May until July 8th 2023.
The opening of the exhibition will be celebrated on May 31st at 6-8PM. There will be snacks and drinks available. The opening celebrations and the exhibition afterwards will be free of charge to attend. After the opening, the exhibition can be visited during the opening hours of Pasila Urban Center:
WED 12 PM – 20 PM
THU 12 PM – 6 PM
FRI 12 PM – 6 PM
SAT 1 PM – 5 PM
Address: Opastinsilta 6 Ab, 00520 Helsinki
On the opening day visitors are also welcomed to attend the real estate firm Monomas’ event in the same building, where Monoma will introduce new workspaces for artists. The new spaces are on floors K1, 4 and 5. Snacks and drinks will be available.
Monoma will also organize both the preparty 5-6PM and the afterparty 8-9PM in the K1-floor (basement).
Gokhan Burhan is an Istanbul-born visual artist. He makes analog collages and acrylic paintings, with typographic and abstract elements.
Distortion and manipulation of the irregular sums of words and shapes are his elements of abstraction. Letters become abstract forms and barely readable at first.
Burhan works around a specific theme, word, or quote and aims to indicate issues such as inequality, political corruption, intercultural miscommunication, censorship, and sociocultural conflicts …
Ville Färsaaret (b. 1986) is a Lappeenranta-born and Tampere-based self taught visual artist and cultural activist. For a few decades he has worked with graffiti and installations using various materials and selfmade tools. Perhaps completely unique to him, Färsaaret uses the primitive painting program Art Alive! of the Sega Mega Drive -video game console from the early 1990s. The outcome is originally minimal and stretches the limits of the clumsy video game programme.
Mikko Kelloniemi: LOVE SO RANDOM
Pieces displayed at the exhibition are from the series Love so random, a haiku for change and randomness of life. The series consists of abstract pieces painted on glass as well as some ceramic works. These works portray the constant flux of humanity. They can be seen as a gentle ode to emotions and inner worlds, a nanolevel deep dive into the abstract nature of the human process.
Mikko Kelloniemi is a versatile visualist who has worked as a cinematographer and photographer. After getting involved in graffiti-culture in the late 90s, Kelloniemi has painted for nearly 25 years using various techniques. In his paintings, Kelloniemi is currently interested in abstract forms and experimental painting techniques.
Olavi Viheriälä: A NEW LIFE
Not everything has to be bought new and old materials can also be given a new life. My exhibition consists of works that have been primarily done on used materials using old paints and recycled frames. All the materials have now been given a new life, love and time. The work brings together colorfulness, abstract shapes and the mental landscape of street art.
Olavi Viheriälä is a Helsinki-based visual artist, whose style brings together abstract style and the elements of street art. Viheriälä uses various techniques in his work, from paint brushes and knives to spray and digital art. In addition to abstract art Viheriälä has also produced art works about the Finland national football team, fan culture and association teams.