Amiel Buchmann, Jaakko Hukkanen

Amiel Buchmann, Jaakko Hukkanen




11:00 – 18:00

Amiel Buchmann: Small talks, Novella
About the Artist
Amiel Buchmann (1991, Helsinki) is a visual artist with conceptual practice and fascination towards sound, writing, painting, film and time based arts. Buchmann completed their bachelors degree in 2020, and is currently finalizing their master’s studies in the study area of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Arts Helsinki. Buchmann’s works have been shown in group exhibitions since 2015, and they have also realised some site and situation specific pieces outside conventional exhibition settings. Small talks, Novella is Buchmann’s first solo exhibition.


Jaakko Hukkanen: Quiet encounters
With my works, I try to take you to places where I find my senses and emotions awakening and sensitizing. The places are quiet but communicate with me. They only exist on the surfaces of my canvases and papers. But when they communicate, they do still feel real.

The places I depict in my works are imaginary and born through my imagination. My imagination is shaped by the stratification of my experiences and memories. They are a mix of what I’ve seen, experienced and felt. All my encounters, my living environments and journeys, as well as the works of my art historical role models, and my own work history. I pick, mix, and combine from this archive until I feel like I have created a view of a place with the atmosphere I have coveted through its internal tensions.

To achieve the inner atmosphere of the work, I use color, rhythm, shapes, light and touch. By reducing the image, I feel I am able to delve into the remaining elements with a stronger intensity. Through this, I’m also starting to realize their potential.

At the center of my interest are the impression of spatiality created by the reduced elements as well as the emotions evoked by the spatial experience. Through sensations of peace and quiet, I strive to create a space for the viewer where they also have the opportunity to meet themselves.

About the artist
Jaakko Hukkanen (b. 1991) is a visual artist from Helsinki who works mainly with oil painting. The sources of his inspiration consist of his memories of daily observations and spatial experiences, in addition to his strong interest towards art history. His work focuses on spatial impressions built through color and architecture, through means of painting.

Hukkanen is currently completing his master’s degree in the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki in 2020. In addition, during his master’s degree studies, he completed an student exchange period at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna in Italy from 2021 to 2022. Hukkanen has participated in numerous group exhibitions. Quiet Encounters is his first solo exhibition.

Instagram: @j_hukkanen

Fri 01 Jul 2022 – 31 Jul 2022 11:00 – 18:00