HELI 
TUHKANEN 
kuvataiteilija 
visual artist 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EXHIBITIONS & 
EVENTS
 
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. 
 
 
 
Heli Tuhkanen - Skirt II 
 
 
PORTRAIT NOW! 2019 
Nordic exhibition of portait art 
The Carlsberg Foundation 
Frederiksborg, Denmark 
10.5.2019 - 5.8.2019 
 
 
 
 
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. 
 
Heli Tuhkanen - High heel shoes 
 
  
 
   HIGH HEEL SHOES 
solo exhibition 
GALLERIA SASKIA 
22.11. - 12.12.2019 
Pirkankatu 6, Tampere 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
 
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.