HELI 
TUHKANEN 
kuvataiteilija 
visual artist 
 
 
VISIT 
EXHIBITION 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BEHIND THE EYES 
EXHIBITION IN ART MUSEUM OF HYVINKAA   
7.10. - 12.11.2006 
 
 
 
Näkymä     
                                                                                         
 
Silmien takana       
  
Behind the eyes                                                              
paper sculpure, h=250 cm  (8ft4in) 
foto: Rauno Traskelin 
 
'Behind the eyes'  refers to the hidden world of human mind  that can be revealed to  
another person through art.  Unknown and dreamlike visions of the mind can be  
experienced in this exhibition. 
 
Heli Tuhkanen describes her sculpture that gave its name to the exhibition: 
"Behind the eyes there is a mysterious world, subconscious, somewhere deep. 
What exists behind the eyes of abandoned children all over the world? 
That has often captured my mind, and perhaps therefore this work was created." 
 
Heli Tuhkanen's paintings are associated with the inheritage of naivistic art in its most touching form. 
The paintings, light on the surface, very masterly done and so beautiful, enclose mysterious and  
dolorous stories, often set up in a metaphysical landscape or space.  
The big-eyed humans in these pictures loaded with the reasoning of folklore and dreams are part  
of a subconscious world that will not succumb to every-day language. 
Timelessness, poetry and magic are all also attributes of Heli Tuhkanen's three dimensional art 
which has been given its own space in this exhibition. 
 
 
Text:  Raisa Laurila-Hakulinen, museum director 
Translation: Juha Tuhkanen 
 
 
Sfinksi      Mies ja poika      Höyhenenkevyt 
Sphinx                                                                                                                                                  Man and Boy              Light as Feather 
 
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