Exhibition/encounter Labyrinthe with Hertta Kiiski: Turku, Uittamontie 12, September 25th-October 10th 202119.10.2021
Sauli: Maybe we could open up a little bit the vision of Delfoi gallery that was supposed to open and how we came up with the solution to keep the artworks exhibited for the last month in the studio. The labyrinth reflects the goal of searching and wandering in an enclosed space and I also see it as a symbol for my artistic method. The artworks are not placed in clinical gallery space. What interests me is that there is something already in the space. My working is mostly intrusion and infiltration into different spaces and gradually all the elements merge with each other – adaptation and the search for a new form is in constant change. At this point, the labyrinth is your studio, where my artworks try to find their shape. Are we calling the event an exhibition or would it be some kind of encounter?
Hertta: Yeah sounds really good. The word exhibition is easy for people to know what is promised, but encounter is probably closer to the right one. Delfoi was to become a window gallery but I had to cancel the agreed exhibitions when the space was suddenly sold to a new owner. The idea of a window gallery moves deeper into the space and your artwork meets my previous and unfinished artwork on the way again somewhere ahead.
Sauli: In the format of the window gallery, the challenge of the facade and the fact that the interior would have been inaccessible was fascinating. Now i’m able to access into the deep space you mentioned and my artworks have transformed into three-dimensional form. The window in my thoughts is now on the floor, just like a reflection of sunlight. Some of my artworks are transparent, so the ghost of the window is strongly present.
Hertta: The studio is such an intimate and private space where thoughts and materials develop into artworks, so it is fascinating and exciting to get visitors here in the form of both your artworks and people.