Espoo Museum of Modern Art
02.09.2019 - 04.12.2019
On display at SEB: Mika Helin: Double Shadow
Mika Helin’s spatial artwork Double Shadow depicts an encounter between the human-built environment and nature. His works are often unique pieces, demolished after an exhibition. Helin's installation is shown as part of SEB's and EMMA’s series of new collection works that will be presented for the first time in the SEB lobby area.
Mika Helin (b. 1978) is a Helsinki-based visual artist working with pieces designed for different types of spaces. Space, material and construction are central building blocks of Helin’s design process. The artist explores the structures and origins of matters and objects, as well as the meanings created by material selections. He is intrigued by the tensions and observations that result from surprising elements being combined.
Mika Helin’s spatial artwork Double Shadow depicts an encounter between the human-built environment and nature. Armchairs and a lamp mark human existence in a space that nature is trying to subjugate. In the piece, moss takes the spotlight, which raises the question: who is in control of whom?
As part of a collaborative venture between EMMA and SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken), a series of works recently added to EMMA’s collection will be exhibited in the lobby of SEB’s headquarters. SEB embraces the belief that creativity, innovation and courage are critical in building a better world. EMMA is in turn an art museum that strives to engage the community and offer powerful encounters with art: we reach out and bring art to where people are.
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