Biografie

Emma Helle’s works show a dramatic abundance. They point out a similarity between the postmodern and the baroque. Helle respects the fineries of wood and ceramics, but also cherishes the liberty to experiment with and to carnivalize the possibilities these materials open up.

 

Emma Helteen teokset ovat dramaattisen runsaita. Ne osoittavat, miten paljon yhtäläisyyksiä on postmodernismin ja barokin muotokielessä. Helle kunnioittaa puun ja keramiikan parhaita puolia, mutta ottaa myös vapauden kokeilla ja karnevalisoida näiden materiaalien erilaisia mahdollisuuksia.

The embellished characters are each unique and expressive, and exuding an air of opulence, mischievousness and confidence. Freed from their previous secondary status, they are seemingly reveling in the spotlight. The chosen medium itself which the artist has consistently worked with for years, also bears a certain significance.

Emma Helle, 2010er Jahre ©Foto, Atelier Helle

Ausstellungen

Ausstellungen und Sammlungen (Auswahl)

Education
2007 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (MFA)

Selected solo exhibitions
2017 Gallery ARTag, Helsinki
2017 Turku Art Museum, studio
2010 UNTITLED. Art Fair, Miami (curated by Aura Seikkula)
2014 Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki (with Paavo Halonen)
2012 Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2011 Gallery Sinne, Helsinki
2009, 2011 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä

Collections
Wihuri Foundation Art Collection
Amos Anderson Art Museum
Finnish Art Society
Saastamoinen Foundation
Serlachius Art Museum
State of Finland
Foundation Pro Artibus