Hemmo Siponen has narrowed the area of his artistic experimentation to watercolour painting. For producing a body of works, the cues for the process are found in the drilling debris of a chosen point of attraction. The starting points for these diggings often originate from a mix of observational curiosity and existential dread. While being influenced by ideas that emerge, the unforeseeability of the process is always respected, not governed by conceptual thinking, but happens through the physical act of painting.
Siponen graduated from Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki in 2019. His recent exhibition history includes solo shows in Helsinki gallery Sinne and Helsinki Art Museum’s HAM-gallery, and a group show in Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin. His works are in collections of Saastamoinen Foundation, Helsinki Art Museum, and Uniarts Helsinki.