Born in Tampere, Finland, 1979 I Lives and works in Berlin.
Ville Kylätasku explores existential themes both on the level of the reality we see and experience and within the context of perceptual psychology. Painted on foggy sheets of hi-tech PVC, the paintings reveal the artist’s fascination for different materials and processes. The cloudiness of the plastic endows the paintings with a sense of weightlessness, evoking a mindscape. Kylätasku applies the paint on the reverse side, trapping it beneath a haze of plastic. Both physically and temporally, the regular order of the painting process and the viewing experience is flipped back to front: the first brushstrokes applied to the canvas are shown in the foreground closest to the viewer.
Ville Kylätasku studied art and design at the Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts. His work is found in collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, the Artists’ Association of Finland, the Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, and the Hort Collection in New York. The artist is based in Berlin.
Galerie Forsblom has been representing Ville Kylätasku since 2016.