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.