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.
Jussi Goman, WaterdropsAcrylic on canvas, 300 cm x 240 cm, 2019. Photo: Agel Gil.
Jussi Goman, Tales of the Tardigrade exhibition, 2020Photo:Angel Gil
Jussi Goman, Zombie SnailAcryl on canvas, 80 cm x 70 cm. Photo: Juho Haavisto
Jussi Goman, New BeginningCeramic and spray paint, 2019. Photo: Angel Gil
Jussi Goman, Mind BlowCeramic and spray paint, 2019. Photo: Angel Gil
Amoeba EmotionsJussi Goman, Amoeba Emotions, Acrylic on canvas, 145 cm x 170 cm x 3 cm ,2022. Photo: Juho Haavisto.
Good TasteJussi Goman, Good Taste, Acrylic on canvas, 145 cm x 170 cm x 3 cm ,2022. Photo: Juho Haavisto.
A Walrus over a WaterfallJussi Goman, A Walrus over a Waterfall, Acrylic on canvas, 80 cm x 70 cm x 3 cm ,2022. Photo: Juho Haavisto.
UphillJussi Goman, Uphill, Acrylic on Canvas, 170 cm x 145 cm x 3 cm ,2022. Photo: Angel Gil.
1.618 exhibition at Galleria ForsblomJussi Goman, 1.618 exhibition at Galleria Forsblom, overview, x 3 cm ,2022. Photo: Angel Gil.