17.10.2007 - 6.1.2008






Juhana Blomstedt’s 70th anniversary exhibition concentrates on decisive events of his career, with works from five different decades. The oldest are from the early 1960s and the most recent were made last winter and are now seen for the first time.

Blomstedt is a very versatile artist and is inspired by myths, archetypes and the history of different cultures. However, all this is irrelevant to appreciating his works: the artist says that in paintings, pure visuality is more important than any attempts to explain them. He feels that we look at paintings as if looking at other people.

For Blomstedt, structure and proportion are what really matter in art. They are also essential in music, to which his works have often been compared. His art balances between abstract and figurative. He says that an abstract image is an impossibility. Viewer always sees a subject in a painting.

Lasipalatsin Mediakeskus Oy ©2001 9.10.2007


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