Introducing: Antero Kahila

A lot of members enter the Forum Box collective after or before having their own exhibition in the space. That was different for 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐊𝐚𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐚: Even though the spaciousness of the Box and especially the high ceilings are very unique in Helsinki, and fit his large sized paintings surprisingly well, he did not have the chance yet. Nevertheless he decided to join the cooperative after friends recommended it out of curiosity and the wish to network and get to know the young generation of artists that are yet to come.

𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐊𝐚𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐚 is a visual artist and painter that lives and works in Helsinki. The recurring thematic focus in his most recent works is on humanity and the human condition, which is explored through the depiction of skin, bodies, faces, fabrics, clothes and membranes. These elements tend to appear as interfaces between the identifying subject and the world, between the subject and the other. The space in his paintings is often a kind of reduced stage that permits the depiction of the desired function, gesture or act. Humanity as seen in his art is often fragile, vulnerable yet tuned to consciousness in a highly distinctive way.