A conversation that goes into the background and themes of the exhibition will take place at the gallery on Saturday, June 10 at 3pm onwards. Talking with Rauha Mäkilä will visual be artist Anna Tuori.
The artist’s own life and the artworld merge in Rauha Mäkilä’s exhibition, TARA, which concludes the gallery's spring season. Mäkilä’s recent paintings speak about humanity, being an artist and being together. She takes the themes of her works from her own world of experience and living environment, showing how things that are near and mundane have value and are worth painting. Family members, loved ones, pets, art objects and household items form mutually surprising compositions. A central feature of the show is the immediacy of everyday life, encountering it as your own, as yourself. Equally essential is materiality, the quintessence of the paint.
’TARA’ runs through July 2.
Rauha Mäkilä, Hämeenlinna II, 2022, acrylic and oil on canvas, 170 x 140 cm
Photo: Jussi Tiainen