With bold treatment of space, intense palette of colors, and generous brushstrokes, Jussi Goman creates an electric and spontaneous illusion of movement. Goman adds a fresh, playful twist to classical motifs borrowed from art history, such as facial portraits and still lifes: adhesive bandages and bubble gum-like globs of acrylic paint protrude from the surface as if to remind us of the limits of two-dimensionality, yet also of the limitless potential of painting. The acrylic paint endows his colors with a sense of freshness and buoyancy, while also coating the surface in a smooth plastic sheen.
Jussi Goman graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2008. Goman’s work is found in the collections of major Finnish museums including Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and the Helsinki Art Museum.
Reptiles (Installation image from the KFC III exhibition at the Knipsu gallery in Bergen, NorwayJussi Goman, Reptiles (Installation image from the KFC III exhibition at the Knipsu gallery in Bergen, Norway, Acrylic on Canvas, 80 cm x 70 cm x 4 cm ,2023. Photo: Thor Brodreskift.
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Elsa Salonen, Jussi Goman – Visiting Art/ists: Ich finde dich in allen diesen Dingen
Finland Institute presents the Finnish Painters Elsa Salonen and Jussi Goman in a group exhibition Visiting Art/ists, Ich finde dich in allen diesen dingen – I find you in all these things 8.2.–14.11.2024.
The Finland Institute’s brings together six Finnish artists for its annual exhibition, most of whom live in Berlin. In their works, they deal with an interpretation of the poem by Rilke that gives the exhibition its title – and (re)discover the traces of dear people. These diverse paintings, sculptures, and multimedia works now occupy the institute and bring joy and comfort to all who come to view them.
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Featured artists: Jussi Goman, Jussi Jääskeläinen, Laura Kärki, Antti Pussinen, Jarkko Räsänen, and Elsa Salonen Curated by Mika Minetti
Picture1: Elsa Salonen: Still Life with Flowers (Separation Funnels), details bleached bouquet and its distilled colors, isomalt, glass, metal, cement, 150x140x30 cm, 2023
Photo: Joe Clark
Picture2: Jussi Goman, Short and Long, acrylic on canvas, 80x70cm, 2023
Photo: Jussi Goman