Grab my hair and drag me home
23.09.2017 – 21.10.2017
The second exhibition of Helsinki based artist Toni Halonen, 'Grab my hair an drag me home', showcases new oil paintings and paper studies from 2017. His works explore the changes of when representational pictures breaks up into an abstract picture plane. Motifs of the paintings are based on the equal nerding of art history and popular culture. They emerge slowly during multiple phases of painting. This method of constantly painting over builds up to a heavy impasto and adds a third, sculptural dimension to the works.
Toni Halonen spent his early life interested in music, architecture and graphic design finally focusing on fine arts in 2014. He continues his studies currently at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki.