Jukka Rusanen
Photo: Veikko Kähkönen

Jukka Rusanen’s works often have their origins in references to art history. This, however, is often only seen in a colour, a shape or a graphic quality. Rusanen works on several paintings at once, taking breaks and looking at them from different angles. His paintings vividly capture physicality, movement and three-dimensionality. Sometimes he incorporates spatial elements into his exhibitions. In addition to painting, Rusanen has worked with video and collaborated on performance pieces with the artist Mimosa Pale. Rusanen and Mimosa Pale’s Active Still Lives – a performative installation – was seen at Kluuvi Gallery in 2011.

Jukka Rusanen (b. 1980, Jyväskylä) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Turku School of Fine Arts in 2005 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. He has exhibited at the Gallery since 2009. He has also appeared in numerous group exhibitions, e.g. in Stadtmuseum Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany 2016; Lachenmann Art, Konstanz, Germany in 2015 and Felleshus / Pan Nordic Building of the Nordic Embassies, Berlin in 2014.  His works are in several public collections. Rusanen will exhibit in 2017 in Galleria Becker in Jyväskylä, Finland and in Lachenmann Art, Konstanz, Germany. He will also participate in a group exhibition in Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany and in Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland. He received a 5-year working grant from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland from 2017 on.