Opening on Mon 31th April 16-18
Pixels, extra lives and self-portraits.
The works in the exhibition derive their content from the bitmap graphics of the gaming world, the childhood spent beside the screen and the identity problems of a growing player. They consist of drawings, plastic bead mosaics, prints and a game installation.
Timo Höyssä is a draftsman whose self-portrait series examines the player's identity – to which extent the internal world of games is able to merge with the physical aspects of life?
Ilai Elias Lehto multimaterialist interested in installations. His constructed game world includes pixelated aspects of reality and fantasy, and exposes the player to think about the preconditions and absurdities found in the gaming world and in life.
Both artists are TAMK Fine Arts second year students.
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 program. Ikuinen gallery’s main focus is in presenting interesting and high quality student work, whereas work from other art school students and teachers as well as visiting artists are regularly also at show.