Lasse Juuti works in a large scale, pondering the possibilities of painting, as well as its relationship with the space and body. Through play and intuition, Juuti’s work is buildt into more precise observations. Juuti approaches his subjects by combining painting, collage, and three-dimensional assemblages, that are refined into ever new poetic images by alienating the familiar and ordinary. The paintings, sculptures and hybrids of thereof are built from a variety of themes and subjects, relying on colours, materials and their encounters. By taking a stand on the built space, the artist’s works create a uniform narrative across different surfaces.
Lasse Juuti (b. 1990, Tampere) has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, and at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. He has held solo exhibitions e.g. at HAM Gallery, Monitoimitila O, Titanik gallery, and the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki’s Project Room gallery. His work is represented in the collections of Kiasma, HAM Helsinki Art Museum and Saastamoinen foundation.
Lasse Juuti, Stalker’s GreenAcrylic on plywood, 3-d print, casted bronze, painted mdf and painted wood, Photo: Jussi Tiainen
Lasse Juuti, Collector’s GreenAcrylic on canvas, stainless steel, aluminium cast, table tennis balls, snooker balls, snooker net, modified cotton bag, cotton strings. Photo: Jussi Tiainen
Lasse Juuti, NomadiAcrylic on canvas, bronze and painted wood, wheels. Photo: Jussi Tiainen
Lasse Juuti, 0D0R-R0ADInstallation view. Photo: Johanna Naukkarinen
Lasse Juuti, 0D0R-R0ADInstallation view . Photo: Johanna Naukkarinen
Lasse Juuti, AtlasAcrylic on canvas, wood, wheels. Photo: Johanna Naukkarinen
Lasse Juuti, Parasocial Stranger
Lasse Juuti, ZenAcrylic on canvas, 240 cm x 330 cm, Photo: Petri Summanen
Lasse Juuti, ÄhkyAcrylic on canvas, 500 cm x 240 cm, Photo: Petri Summanen
Lasse Juuti, QUEUEInstallation view. Photo: Petri Summanen