Through her art, Henna Aho navigates aspects of expanded painting – from the traditional weaving techniques of Finnish peasants to the philosophy of new materialism and Vibrant Matter by Jane Bennett. Aho sees the painting as an endless mycelium, which connects her own Barbie girl narrative to the art history of new realism and to playful artistic processes. This vague matrix is the framework through which the artist traces her place in the chaos and heals the traumas due to existing in it.
Aho graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2022 and has also studied at the University of Arts and Design Helsinki. She has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions, the latest in Mänttä Art Festival (2022), Forum Box (2022) and Turku Art Hall (2022). Aho´s work is represented in the collections of HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Turku City, Turku University of Applied Sciences and the Finnish National Gallery.
HA0406A (from the series By the Old Field)Henna Aho, HA0406A (from the series By the Old Field), painting strips (oil on linen), shoe, string, nail, concrete, ceramics, tape roll, comb, pencil, wooden object, wall paint on cotton, 220 cm x 200 cm x 15 cm ,2022. Photo: Timo Nieminen.
Doublewide Polish LinenHenna Aho, Doublewide Polish Linen, ainting fabric strips, hand-woven fabrics, different strings, nails, oil pastel, acryl, applied painting mass, one baking peel, tape measure, rubber foam, 220 cm x 140 cm x 10 cm ,2022. Photo: Henna Aho.