HELI 
TUHKANEN 
kuvataiteilija 
visual artist 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EXHIBITIONS & 
EVENTS
 
 
Harmaa mekko  Elkn vapaus   Midinetti 
 
Grey dress                            Viva la libertad!       Midinette    
 
PAINTERS' UNION 
ART SALES EVENT 2021 
 
This year exhibition and sales are in: 
 - Net gallery 15.2. - 30.4. 
 - Kaapelitehdas 13.3. - 21.3 
   (Covid-19 might have effect!) 
     Kaapelitehdas, Merikaapelihalli 
     Tallberginkatu 1 C 00180 Helsinki 
 
 
Saskia poster 
 
  
View                                                  Before vernissage 
 
Aarghh!                                             Talk and talk 
 
Little Angel                                        Does not talk but dances 
 
View 
 
 
HIGH HEEL SHOES 
solo exhibition 
GALLERIA SASKIA 
22.11. - 11.12.2019 
Open daily 12-18 
Pirkankatu 6, Tampere Finland 
 
In my art I depict things I find essential but infeasible to define in words - something from the moments when one sees the absurdity of life.  
 
The motifs rise from life.Through cogitation they get an artistic form that feels my own, something beyond words. 
 
I work conserving nature with recycled materials, largely with paper mache I have managed to modify into artistic material that suits my ideas.  
In addition I use various abandoned items and plastic junk that is engulfing the world. 
 
To me form and artisanship are as essential as content and feeling.  
All these are present in true art
 
I construct my works slowly in the silence of the studio with my hands, with lived life guiding the process. 
 
In Galleria Saskia a man's head with rose tattoos stretches up from an Arabia plate and an angry man screams from the wall. In spite of all that, women of sorrow, desire, happiness and hiss of anger can keep it up. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heli Tuhkanen - Skirt II 
 
 
PORTRAIT NOW! 2019 
Nordic exhibition of portrait art 
The Carlsberg Foundation 
Frederiksborg, Denmark 
10.5.2019 - 5.8.2019 
 
Extended exhibition in Sweden: 
7.9.-17.11.2019 
Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby 
 
 
 
 
 
 
heli Tuhkanen - Games are over 
 
 
GAMES ARE OVER 
solo exhibition 
GALLERIA MALMITALO 
18.4. - 11.5.2019 
Ala-Malmin tori 1, 00700 Helsinki 
 
The artworks in the exhibition are made of abandoned toys, dolls and recycled items. 
 
At first sight everything seems to be nice and sweet - but the works provoke rebellion against oppression and resignation.  
Consumption, plastic junk, impossibility of constant growth are all at hand. 
 
Abandoned toys stand on the floor as totems, they have lined up on the walls, right in the middle of the gallery there is a throne besieged by enraged pets. 
 
  
By Heli Tuhkanen in Galleria Due 
 
 
   ALL AND NOTHING 
solo exhibition 
GALLERIA DUETTO 
9.1.2019 - 3.2.2019 
Kalevankatu 15  Helsinki 
 
My art rises from feelings that puzzle or move me. They haunt the mind till one day they surface to conciousness and I can start working them into visual world. 
I work conserving nature with recycled materials, largely with paper mache I have managed to modify into artistic material that suits my ideas.  
In addition I use various abandoned items and plastic junk that is engulfing the world. 
 
I construct my works slowly in the silence of the studio with my hands, with lived life guiding the process. 
 
Thus were born also the women in Galleria Duetto exhibition with their sorrows, desire, happiness and sometimes hiss of anger. 
 
 
 
  
  
 
 
I AM LOOKING FOR MY LOST ARTWORKS  
REWARD FOR FOUND ITEMS! 
 
Both cityscapes are ca. 40x40 cm  
oil paintings on board 
First picture here is a gouache sketch  
for the lost final oil painting 
 
 
 
 
 
Paintings for the covers of 'Bear Princess' 
are gouache paintings on yellow paper.