Heikki Marila exhibition at Laukko Manor, 2021.
Heikki Marila at Laukko Manor
Heikki Marila (b. 1966) is celebrating 30 years as an artist at Laukko Manor. The exhibition brings together paintings from the previous decade, inspired by the old masters. Monumental works share Marila’s fascination with paradoxical drama. At the heart of it all is the beauty of the physical painting process and the intensity of expression.
The Grain Storehouse (Viljamakasiini) will house the Finnish premiere of Marila’s banquet still-lifes from 2017. The suite of paintings is inspired by monochrome still-lifes by two Dutch masters, Willem Heda (1594–1680) and Abraham van Beyeren (1620–1690). The exhibition continues in the main building, showcasing new variations of the award-winning floral still-lifes, mystical crucifixes, and lyrical Rococo heavens.