Transition: Helsinki

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Amos Rex

At the end of the Residency at Arteles, I stopped Helsinki for a few days before continuing the journey back to Minneapolis. It was mostly grey, with a few typical dots of color.

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An exhibition of work by Dog Design included these images and garments made with care labels were titled “do not bleach”, “mend when torn” and “keep away from fire” at Lokal+, a must-visit gallery/shop for Helsinki art+deisgn.


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An import from Austria and Sweden, Joseph Frank at Design Museum Helsinki.


 Boats, 1957, Stig Fredriksson

Boats, 1957, Stig Fredriksson

 Text Composition, 1966, GoranAugustson

Text Composition, 1966, GoranAugustson

A couple of paintings I loved at the Helsinki Art Museum. I’m drawn to this period of abstract pattern and color studies. These two examples will work in somehow, especially the text composition on the right, with the dramatic scale variations and dimensional shadows.