Eveliina Hämäläinen, MFA (b. 1984), has dealt in her work with phenomena that cannot be seen. The themes of her paintings come from sensory and bodily experiences and presence. When painting she strives for naturalness. She creates the paintings as a continuum, one after another, absorbing her mental landscape.
Hämäläinen is interested on how one substance changes into another. The mental image into real picture and the pigments into painting. When painting the consciousness is within her reach. The spaces in the paintings are like tissues, opening and closing alternately. For her, painting is a longing beside inner visions. Dreamlike there is no difference in between reality and unreality. Her paintings are almost monochromatic. The colors of the environment in low light are hidden inside.
Eveliina Hämäläinen is Master of Fine Arts. She graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. Her previous solo exhibitions Viive (Delay) was in Forum Box gallery in Helsinki and Valve (Awake) was in Porvoo Art Hall 2022. In 2021 the artist participated in the Hetki (Moment) performance with the Circo Aereo in the Finnish National Gallery Ateneum. In 2023 she will have a solo exhibition in TM gallery of the Finnish Painter’s union. Hämäläinen’s works are included in the collections of the Finnish State Art Collection and Kone Foundation.
Circo Aereo: Moment, 55, Ateneum Museum, 2021Eveliina Hämäläinen, Circo Aereo: Moment, 55, Ateneum Museum, 2021, Circo Aereo’s multi-arts performance piece Hetki, 55 ponders on the mystery of existence and the momentariness of life, through painting, movement and humour. Under Sanna Silvennoinen’s direction, comedian-dancer Johanna Keinäinen, visual artist Eveliina Hämäläinen and circus artist Mika Kaski contort bodies and narratives, blend and bend reality and abstractness to create an ethereal, dreamlike fiction on stage., X cm x X cm ,X. Photo: Hannu Pakarinen/ Finnish National Gallery.