Five Space Helmets After Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Ville Löppönen’s exhibition Five Space Helmets After Les Demoiselles d’Avignon carries on the artist’s journey of exploration out of darkness towards the nature of light. Pablo Picasso’s famous Les Demoiselles d'Avignon from 1907 is the starting point and serves as the background for the series of works shown here. The works concretely situate light in the present time and moment, via questions about the feminine, gender and quantum reality. Löppönen’s expression goes from figurative towards the abstract, and even the organic. In addition to interpretations of light, painting is a place where he deals with the movement, the metamorphosis, caused by the challenges of the time that are prompting social upheaval. Painting builds, arranges and creates the new.