Ikuinen Gallery: You are what you eat

Olet mitä syöt (You are what you eat)
Lasse Juuti
Mon-Fri 12 am to 4 pm
Finlaysoninkuja 3

We need food for living/in order to survive. This exhibition leads us to the garbage bin. Eating habits and experiences come to life on paper plates. The dried scraps and traces of food act as canvases that have been continued with paint and markers. The marks on the plates give the artist a lead from the past, and with the help of a brush the abandoned plate, state of stillness, comes to life.

In the plates that I have collected the marks of dining are juxtaposed to the traces of paint, the used plate and palette become equivalent, the food and its leftovers seek to find a mutual form and material feel. The act of painting reflects the need that is similar to the need for food. From food and pleasure derive themes of fine dining and maximalism, which is portrayed using paint. This art piece has aspects of art history and tradition, where food, portraits, canvases plates and recycling play an integral part.

Mr. Juuti is a painter. Mr. Juuti paints, because he paints. Simple as that.

Ikuinen Gallery is a contemporary art project space located in the old factory complex Finlayson in central Tampere. The gallery is run by a board of fine art students in Tampere UAS School of Art and Media as part of their study programme. Ikuinen Gallery’s main focus is in presenting interesting and high quality student work as well as work of other adventurous artists.
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