Gallery Katariina presents the exhibition A bird’s shadow in the sky by Paula Ollikainen 26 May –18 June, 2023.

Welcome to the exhibition opening on Thursday, 25 May 5–7 pm! 

Kuva Paula Ollikaisen teoksesta

Paula Ollikainen: A bird’s shadow in the sky 

In her works, Paula Ollikainen deals with ways of perceiving reality. The starting point of the exhibition has been three-dimensional modeling of natural situations and events.

In Ollikainen’s paintings, the framing of natural science dioramas takes the viewer to the edge of a new interpretation. Through different compositions, we see those parts of the world where we have not been there as an experiencer. Imitations of nature, built and illuminated with artificial light, are one of the forms of representing reality. The themes of the paintings are also more broadly related to ideas about what is original, what is true and how the delineation of something can color the truth. An interesting question from the point of view of painting is painting as a form of sharing and repeating observations.

Paula Ollikainen (born 1973) is a visual artist working in Tampere. Her main technique is oil painting. Ollikainen graduated from the University of the Arts Academy of Fine Arts in 2014 and has held several solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Her work is included in public and private collections. 

The exhibition is part of the Art Fair Suomi Goes Galleries festival. Art Fair Suomi invites the public to enjoy art in the gallery spaces of the festival, which will be held on June 6–18, 2023, across Finland. In total, there are 28 participating galleries from 12 locations.  

NB Artist meeting at Gallery Katariina on Sunday 18 June 2–4 pm!