Mikko Hintz

Mikko Hintz (b.1974) is a German-born Finnish artist, who lives and works in Helsinki.He has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Hintz is represented in public collections such as Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, HAM Helsinki Art Museum,The Collection of Finnish State Art Commission and Frieder Burda Collection in Baden Baden.

Hintz has exhibited widely in Finland and Europe, and recent shows include Temnikova & Kasela gallery, Tallinn (2016); Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2013–2014) and Kalnciema Quartier gallery, Riga (2012).

Hintz works with abstract painting and is interested in the relationship between form, colour and the painterly process. His works are reminiscent of abstract expressionism and colour field painting, and he often studies the physical dimensions of the painting, the shape or size of the canvas. While it would be easy to interpret the seeming naivety and quiet elegance of his graphic geometrical paintings as a kind of timidness, they are designed to unsettle the viewer, and invite new ways of viewing.