The exhibition will present the projects of three visual artists based in Helsinki: Roma Auskalnyte (Lithuania), Suvi Sysi (Finland) and Inma Herrera (Spain). They share a common background in printmaking, working with the media in an interdisciplinary and expanded way.
The exhibition will display the new directions of their practice, concentrating in the means of how body, matter and space intertwine and dialogue in relation to the processes, and concepts that they will deal with on their individual contributions.
Roma Auskalnyte (1988 Lithuania) is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Helsinki, Finland. She analyses the body and its surface, how to work with it and to work on it. She tends to experiment with different media from printmaking to performance or even photography looking for the right way to express her thoughts and concepts.
Works for Forum Box exhibition will focus on the certain way of sanctifying the body of work and de-sanctifying of certain beliefs and normalities. These ideas will be translated through interdisciplinary art works: performance, prints, photography and video installations.
Sysi is a visual artist from Helsinki (born in Nilsiä 1990). Her artworks are mainly installations, where she often investigates time, momentarity and its appearance. Her art often question the boundaries between a ready and an unready artwork. What can be revealed from the process of the actual art making, the physical and haptic touch together with color have become the center of her art. She works with various mediums such as paper, wood and plaster, always trying to lure something new into the sight out of the material being worked with. She describes her practise as a co-operation between her and the materials.
For the exhibition in forum Box Sysi will make new installations where repetition, materiality and colour are be emphasized.
Inma Herrera (1986, Madrid) is a Spanish visual artist based in Helsinki since 2014. Her projects focus on the scrutiny and thorough analysis of image-making processes, where the production of a matrix is involved. She resorts to printmaking and experiments with the media exploring its possibilities in relation to installation, video-performance, and sculpture. She develops practice-based projects which examine the genesis of an image and its process of transformation with regards to the relationship between makers and materials, the physical dimension of labour, and the revival of the craftsmanship in defiance of the ’relative dematerialisation’ of the body in an era of virtuality. Herrera was recently awarded the Ducat Prize 2020.