We are delighted to invite you to the opening of Teemu Mäenpää’s solo exhibition ’On The Wall’ at Helsinki Contemporary on Thursday, August 10 at 5–7pm.
The gallery’s autumn season opens with visual artist Teemu Mäenpää’s (b. 1977) solo exhibition ‘On The Wall’. Mäenpää’s debut at Helsinki Contemporary consists of expressive, mixed-media paintings that are intricately detailed, rich in colour, and infused with dark humour. Mäenpää’s roots are in street art, but he is also known for creating large-scale murals. The appeal of his works lies above all in the impact of individual gestures. Over time, the painted surface reveals ever more subtle marks, concealed traces, and intentions. For Mäenpää, painting is about seeking something new, but also about caring, for himself and for his own works.
Thank you to Arts Promotion Centre Finland for supporting the artist’s work.
’On The Wall’ runs through September 10.
Image: Teemu Mäenpää, Headhunter, 2023, mixed media on canvas, 200 x 160 cm
Photo: Sami Sänpäkkilä