HANNU VÄISÄNEN: 12 CEILINGS
Kim Simonsson's works at The Lyon Contemporary Art Biennal
Emma Helle and Leena Nio takes part in the Mänttä Art Festival
Marjatta Tapiola: Kallot | Heikki Marila: Apokalypsis
Anna Fasshauer's sculptures on view at Pilane
Riiko Sakkinen's 'Molotov Cocktail Happy Meal' at Hotel and Restaurant Museum
Kim Simonsson's works are part of the Lille3000 cultural festival
Marianna Uutinen takes part in a group show at Amos Rex
Galerie Forsblom greatly regrets to announce the passing of artist Donald Baechler (1956-2022).
Johanna Ehrnrooth’s versatile career as an artist is in focus at the Kuva/Tila gallery.
Bernar Venet: 1961 – 202, 60 years of performance, paintings and sculptures.
Last Monday, the sculpture by the French sculptor Bernar Venet was unveiled at the Serlachius Museum's Gösta Park.
Leena and Kalle Nio’s first collaboration, Painting Machine at EMMA.
Heikki Marila is celebrating 30 years as an artist at Laukko Manor.
Hannu Väisänen and Schillmark Variations at Ateneum, Helsinki
April 13–August 8, 2021
A documentary about gallerist Kaj Forsblom and his colorful life on Yle Teema.
Watch the video where Mäkilä talks about his art and the current show
Galerie Forsblom greatly regrets to announce the passing of Ron Gorchov.
Jenny Carlsson's exhibition "Himmel lätt och tung som bly" at Fabriken Bästekille, Kivik, Sweden, from June 27 to November 11, 2020.
Due to the current situation, Galerie Forsblom had to cancel the exhibition with internationally established artist Donald Sultan at the gallery in Stockholm.
Video of Kristina Riska working with her ceramic sculptures at the Arabia Art Department.
Hangmen Projects presents the group show ALL CHEERED UP! Opening March 6, at 5–9pm.
Participating artists are Jarl Ingvarsson, Anastasia Ax, Helene Billgren, Jacob Dahlgren, Klas Eriksson, Éva Mag, Santiago Mostyn, Tova Mozard, Julia Peirone and more.
Artist Jarmo Mäkilä is participating in the Nordic Noir exhibition at the Gallen-Kallela Museum. The exhibition is an encounter of six Finnish and Norwegian artists.
Susanne Gottberg, Ola Kolehmainen, Jarmo Mäkilä and Heikki Marila are included in the newly opened exhibition at the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Open until May 17, 2020.
A group exhibition produced by Ilja Karilampi, Fabege and Solna Business Park.
Riiko Sakkinen's talks about his art and about his up-coming exhibitions at Galerie Forsblom Helsinki and at the Natural History Museum.
The museum exhibition includes works by artists represented by the gallery.
'The Trees, Light Green: Landscape Painting – Past and Present', opens Jan 22, 2020.
Swedish Television has followed Ernst Billgren, his daughter Elsa and previous wife Helene, in their everyday life for one year.
Katja Tukiainen takes part in LUX Helsinki with an interactive 12meter artwork Do-gooders.
Galerie Forsblom is proud to be working with artist Isaac Julien and congratulate him to the award by Artsy as one of this year’s most influential artists.
Read the review of Jannis Varelas exhibition at Benaki Museum.
Congratulations to Marjatta Tapiola and Jarmo Mäkilä for their honorary membership of the Finnish Painters' Association!
Warmest congratulations to Susanne Gottberg for receiving the Visual Artist Award granted by The Artists' Association of Finland!
Bernar Venet's sculpture the Arc Majeur is the tallest of its type on the face of the globe.
We are pleased to announce that Kiira Miesmaa is returning to Galerie Forsblom.
"Five new metro stations will feature art in different forms – five different pieces of art that fit the station's identity."
For the exhibition 'Trees', Tony Oursler creates 'Eclipse', a video installation placed in the garden of the Fondation Cartier, where the trees are used to create images with video projection.
Toni R. Toivonen: Madness Invited, September 13–October 12, 2019
Don't miss this unique opportunity to see Virpi Pahkinen perform at Galerie Forsblom in Stockholm! After the performance Charlotte Gyllenhammar will present her exhibition.
Saturday and Sunday, September 7–8, at 2.30pm. No R.S.V.P. needed, welcome!
Galerie Forsblom is proud to inform about the upcoming exhibition of Jannis Varelas at the Benaki Museum in Greece.
Lokstallet Konsthall in Strömstad, Sweden is exhibiting a group show with artists Ernst Billgren, Linn Fernström, Lotta Hannerz among others. Opening Saturday August 10 at 1pm.
We are happy to announce a new artist representation, Katja Tukiainen, welcome!
Toni R. Toivonen takes part in 'Mostly Happy – Finnish art today' at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin.
Works by Tilda Lovell is on view at the Restaurant Sturehof, Stockholm. The exhibition Frutti di Mare is curated by Kiwi (Ulf Kihlander and Martin Wickström).
Opening Wednesday June 12, between 5–7pm.
The group exhibition Work/Existens opens on June 7, 2019.
Marianna Uutinen takes part in the group exhibition "The Way We Are 1.0" at Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, Germany
Susanne Gottberg's exhibition 'The Third Factor' opens on June 1, 2019, at Kunsthalle Helsinki.
Matthias van Arkel will be exhibiting his large associative mural in silicone Dark Nature, 2017.
Anna Camner is exhibiting in the show Swedish Style in Mumbai, India.
Helena Blomqvist participates in the group exhibition at Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Charlotte Gyllenhammar participates in the Sculpture Biennale at Blickachsen 12, in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt Rhine-Main.
Kaarina Kaikkonen is taking part in Blickachsen 12 – Contemporary Sculpture in Bad Homburg and Frankfurt Rhine-Main
Galerie Forsblom is happy to announce a new artist representation, Charlotte Gyllenhammar.
We look forward to her upcoming exhibition in August, 2019!
Galerie Forsblom welcome Anna Camner to our representation of artists!
Camner will be exhibiting at the gallery in Stockholm, September, 2019.
We are happy to announce a new artist representation, Nicklas Randau, welcome!
Jacob Hashimoto takes part in the group show 'Recursions and Mutations' during the Venice Biennale.
Hans Andersson is curating an exhibition at the Studio Giardini on view during the Venice Biennale, opening on May 12th, 4–7pm
Peter Halley exhibits in Venice together with artists Lauren Clay, RM Fischer, Andrew Kuo. Curator Gea Politi. Preview May 7th, 5.30–8.30pm
We are happy to announce that Ines Sederholm joined our artist roster.
Galerie Forsblom greatly regrets to announce the passing of the Great Finnish Designer Oiva Toikka on Easter Monday.
Hans Andersson is showing in a new exhibition with Linnea Sjöberg at Fullersta Gård, Huddinge, Sweden.
Blomqvist's photographic works 'Florentine' in an exhibition at Lidköpings Konsthall
Mirkka Metsola & Ville Kylätasku Ultraviolet collaboration launch at the Helsinki gallery
Exhibition at Embassy gallery, February 14–April 18, 2019
We are thrilled to announce the representation of Marjatta Tapiola.
To celebrate the upcoming spring, we will make a series of announcements of additions to our artist roster.
New exhibition with Tilda Lovell: The Queen Conch at the Turku Art Museum, Finland.
On view between Nov 30, 2018–Jan 20, 2019.
Jenni Hiltunen's exhibition on view at Växjö Konsthall, Sweden from November 23 to January 13, 2019
Stephan Balkenhol's exhibition at Cultuurcentrum Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist, Belgium, October 27, 2018 –January 13, 2019.
Jarl Ingvarsson received the Prins Eugen Medal of Honor by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf, for distinguished artistic achievement.
Hans Andersson will be exhibiting in a solo show at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, opening November 24, 2018.
The Hietaniemi cemetery in Helsinki received a significant funerary monument.
The exhibition will present a series of Not Vital's recent paintings.
In the interview Stig Baumgartner tells about is art and about his way of working.
Sami Lukkarinen and Riiko Sakkinen are participating in the group show Glitch Art at Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art Vaasa.
Kaarina Kaikkonen's installation in collaboration with The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute and SALT in Oslo, Norway.
Meet Helena Blomqvist in a conversation with Sophie Allgårdh about artist Tyra Kleen at Thielska Galleriet. Sunday, September 23, at 2.00–2.45pm
The talk will be held in Swedish.
Peter Halley's exhibition NEW YORK, NEW YORK opens on September 20, 2018
Tilda Lovell is currently showing in the exhibition Nordic Contemporary Art Collection–NoCo, at the Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland.
Ines Sederholm's pop-up exhibition on view at GF Helsinki during the Helsinki Design Week
The exhibition presents a previously unseen ensemble of 170 artworks, including Venet’s early performances, drawings, diagrams, and paintings, as well as the photographs, sound works, films and sculptures that retrace 60 years of creation.
Kaarina Kaikkonen will be exhibiting at Uppsala Art Museum, with an outdoor installation. The exhibition opens on Saturday, September 1st at 12–4pm.
Jacob Hashimoto's two new installations on view at Governors Island, NYC, US. Using sculpture, painting and hanging installations, Hashimoto creates complex and beautiful worlds from a range components.
Riiko Sakkinen shares his thoughts about his new book of drawings, drawing, and thinking by drawing.
Jacob Hashimoto's installation The Impermanent, Shattered Peace Between Future and Past, All Written in the Sky is presented together with artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
Marcus Mårtensson is DJ-ing and showing his artworks on stage together with singer Titiyo at Mosebacke Etablissement tonight, August 13, from 6 PM.
Kaarina Kaikkonen created a gigantic installation with more than a thousand shirts in the modern Sint-Anna-ten-Drieën Church on the Antwerp Left Bank.
Since the late nineties, artist Jacob Hashimoto (b. 1973) has gained vast international recognition for his complex, intricate and fragile sculptures. Read more about his work and his first solo show at Galerie Forsblom in Stockholm.
Susanne Gottberg was awarded for her outstanding career.
The Nordic Akvarellmuseum invited eleven artists represented in the museum collection, to make new site-specific works. The artists with their very different artistic language, interact and unite in new ways in the exhibition.
The symposium is held on May 12 at Akademin Valand in Gothenburg and will highlight Tuija Lindström’s work and the historical context of the 1990's. Introduction by Niclas Östlind.
Kaikkonen's solo exhibition You Remain in Me is the first solo show of work by a Finnish artist since the reopening of Kunsten, the only museum in the world designed by the Finnish starchitect, Alvar Aalto.
If I Had Wings is a monumental installation on the Marolles elevator, starting point for a neighborhood dialogue.
The exhibition "Loops of Utopia" consists of 15 selected paintings spanning the last two years.
Galerie Forsblom is proud the present Secundino Hernández's exhibition in collaboration with Helsinki Kunsthalle.
The exhibition brings out different perspectives on the concept of peace.
PUBLISHED is an exhibition of Photo Books in Sweden at the Hasselblad Foundation, presenting a number of books by different photographers. Curator: Niclas Östlind, Valand Academy, in collaboration with Elsa Modin and Louise Wolthers, Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborg, Sweden.
With references to fairytale characters, manga films and computer games, Kim Simonsson's (b. 1974 in Finland) sculptures are very distinctive. Simonsson portrays magical little figures with black eye sockets, covered with a layer of what appears to be moss. These dreamy figures are a touch gruesome, yet simultaneously fragile and frail. The handmade ceramic stoneware sculptures are encased in a layer of nylon fiber in a nearly fluorescent shade of green.
Jannis Varelas participates in the group exhibition 'Supergood – Dialogues with Ernesto de Sousa', with artists Melanie Bonajo, Rita Sobral Campos, Vasco Costa, Simon Dybbroe Møller and Ernesto de Sousa at the MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology at Lisbon, Portugal.
Heikki Marila has turned his attention to the first stages of Finland's independence. These paintings on view in Vaasa City Art Gallery.
Stephan Balkenhol, January 19 – April 22, 2018.
Secundino Hernández: All Is Too Much, February 16 – May 6, 2018.
With a personal input and inspiration from different periods of art history and visual culture, Saks has a unique expression in his paintings, now exhibiting at Borstahusen, Landskrona, Sweden.
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980's, curated by Gianni Jetzer, is an expansive exhibition that presents a fresh and focused history of the decade, bringing rarely displayed works together for the first time since the ’80s.
A new exhibition with Jarl Ingvarssons impressive and colorful works at Karlskrona Konsthall.
Galerie Forsblom is deeply saddenned by the passing of Tuija Lindstöm (1950–2017). She will be remembered as one of the great influences on Swedish photography and an important predecessor for many female artists, as well a warm friend.
Charles Sandison's installation The Nature of Light illuminates the Sara Hildénin taidemuseo - Sara Hildén Art Museum and its sculpture park with a network of computers and projectors.
Jarmo Mäkilä is featured in the recently published fictional novel L'Art Des Interstices by the French painter, author and art critic Pierre Lamalattie.
Ola Kolehmainen’s large exhibition Sacred Spaces opens on December 5 at HAM - the Helsinki Art Museum.
Finland celebrates its centenary of independence tomorrow. The Helsinki gallery is closed for the independence day on Wednesday, December 6.
Riiko Sakkinen’s exhibition PRESIDENTTIPELI (Presidetial Games) opened on December 1 at the Hyvinkää Art Museum. To mark Finland’s centennial celebrations, Sakkinen has painted portraits of all 12 Presidents of the Republic of Finland on the white walls of the museum.
Galerie Forsblom celebrates its 40th anniversary on November 17, 2017. The gallery has had many homes: on Helsinki’s Bulevardi, Yrjönkatu and the North Esplanade, with satellite galleries as far afield as Zurich in Switzerland and Caracas in Venezuela. It has occupied its current location on the corner of Yrjönkatu 22 and Lönnrotinkatu 5 since 2011. To mark its anniversary year, Galerie Forsblom opened a new gallery on Stockholm’s Karlavägen in February 2017.
On December 2, the Gothenburg Museum of Art opens an exhibition featuring the artists Tilda Lovell, Per Kesselmar and Karin Karinson, recipients of the 2017 Sten A Olsson Culture Scholarships.
Tuija Lindström participates in the exhibition Within the Scope of Independency together with Trinidad Carrillio at Husby Konsthall, Kista, Sweden.
Opening Saturday November 25, 12–4pm
Exhibition by Ulf Kihlander and Martin Wickström (KiWi)
Opening October 15, at 3pm, live music during the evening by Matti Ollikainen
Kim Simonsson’s public sculpture was revealed at the new metro station in Tapiola, Espoo
Kaarina Kaikkonen’s installation My Outline, made of toilet paper, opens at Uppsala Art Museum
We are pleased to announce the representation of Riku Mäkinen (b. 1974 in Hyvinkää, Finland) and Tuukka Tammisaari (b. 1984 in Lahti, Finland).
Lotta Hannerz’s participates in the Art Festival Watou in Watou, Belgium running thorugh September 3
Helena Blomqvist's solo exhibition is on view at the VIDA Museum & Konsthall through August 13.
Jacob Hashimoto's large scale solo exhibition is on view at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art through September 24.
Hans Andersson, Tilda Lovell and Aida Chehrehgosha participate in the group exhibition IF YOU DON'T LIKE ART, GOODBYE, FUCK OFF, GO HOME… Art from Nordic Contemporary Art Collection, on view at Vestfossens Kunstmuseum in Norway through October 1st.
Jacob Hashimoto’s participates in the site-specific exhibition, The End of Utopia, on view at Palazzo Flangini in Venice through July 30.
Jussi Goman, you have delighted the Finnish art scene with your signature color-drenched acrylic paintings that revel in mischievous distorted perspectives, allusions to art history, and the light-hearted exuberance of popular art. The plastic sheen of the acrylic paint and your unusual details endow your still life compositions and facial portraits with fresh, surprising content. Many viewers have noted a kinship between your style and the Fauves, especially Henri Matisse.
1. What is your relationship with art history?
Nina Roos participates in the group exhibition A Temporary Futures Institute at M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp with a pavilion-like structure containing a series of five paintings.
Adam Saks participates in the group exhibition New Black Romanticism at the National Museum of Art of Romania.
Jarmo Mäkilä’s retrospective is on view at Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere until May 28.
Adam Saks’ solo exhibition Inhaling Darkness, Exhaling Galaxies opens at Kunstverein Reutlingen in Germany on February 12 and is on view until May 1.
In a career spanning over four decades, you have gained recognition as an extraordinarily gifted painter and draftsman. Over the years, you have reinvented your style many times: early in your career, you combined contemporary motifs with allusions to art history, and in the 1980s you drew inspiration from the masks of popular culture. Your recent work seems to fall somewhere between realism and surrealism.
Galerie Forsblom’s new gallery at Karlavägen 9 in Stockholm opens to the public in 2017. The gallery is currently being renovated, and we are excited to announce more details in the beginning of next year.
You rank among Finland’s best-known contemporary artists, and you have been enriching the Finnish art scene since 1989 with your lyrical paintings of simple subjects – objects – which your render with immaculate attention to detail. Many of your paintings in fact have the title object.
1. What is the object of your paintings and what do you wish to express through it?
Galerie Forsblom celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017. We took a head start in renewing our website, enjoy!
You are a recent art graduate, yet despite your young age you have achieved acclaim with your highly original conceptual works which have been exhibited around Finland and at Galerie Forsblom last year. You have also won art awards both in Finland and abroad.Your most recent works are brass plates oxidized by the decomposing corpses of raccoon dogs, cattle and horses.
1. How did you come up with this technique and what does your process mean to you?
You have newly been selected winner of Finland’s State Award for Literature, making you the first Finnish artist to have ever received the State Award for both visual art and literature.
1. In addition to writing fiction, you have made your mark in a number of creative fields, weaving effortlessly between visual arts, stage set design, costume design, directing, illustrating and curating. Where do you find inspiration for it all?
Congratulations on being selected Finland’s Young Artist of the Year 2016! After two years in Japan, you have spent an intensive period working in Finland. In that time you have had a solo exhibition at Galerie Forsblom, you took part in the Serlachius Museum Gösta exhibition The Sin, and you represented Finland in Art Cologne’s program for young, innovative artists. As Young Artist of the Year 2016, your work will feature in a forthcoming solo exhibition at the Tampere Art Museum
Not Vital’s first major exhibition in the UK opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on May 21, and is on view until January 2, 2017.
A comprehensive retrospective showcasing the work of Carolus Enckell fills both floors of the Sara Hildén Art Museum this spring. The exhibition features Enckell’s paintings, drawings and three-dimensional works from the 1960s to the present day.
Carolus Enckell (b. 1945) ranks among the leading names in Finnish modern art. He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the Carnegie Art Award in 2001 and the Pro Finlandia Medal in 2009. Enckell is also a distinguished writer and art educator, having held long-term positions as dean and instructor at Helsinki’s Free Art School and as editor-in-chief of Taide, Finland’s leading art journal.
In his artistic practice Enckell carries on the legacy of modernism. His work is characterized by varied symmetries, contrasting opposites and gradations of hue and tone. His masterful command of geometrical form and color exudes a spiritual quality. The artist describes his approach as one of “pure experiential seeing”: His works are not intended to be interpreted and understood through acquired symbolic systems; rather they should be experienced on a sensory level. The artist further contends that only pure experientialism enables us to comprehend the true nature of color and form. Enckell’s works indeed encapsulate what painting is all about in its purest form.
Peter Halley is currently on exhibition at Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Geometry of the Absurd: Recent Paintings by Peter Halley features works from 2007–2015.
Halley's practice as an artist is usually associated with minimalism, neo-geometric conceptualism. His well-established mode of expression, using geometric abstractions, veils powerful socio-political ideals concerning social structure and the individual's position on the societal totem. Horizontal and vertical lines, rectangles, and squares achieve the form of bars and windows.
Halley holds a BA from Yale University (1975) and an MFA from the University of New Orleans (1978). He has taught at Columbia University, UCLA, and the School of Visual Arts. Since 2002, Halley has been the Director of Graduate Studies in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale University School of Art. His works are included in major international collections.
Congratulations on being selected as Finland’s Young Artist of the Year 2016!
After two years in Japan, you have spent an intensive period working in Finland. In that time you have had a solo exhibition at Galerie Forsblom, you took part in the Serlachius Museum Gösta exhibition The Sin, and you represented Finland in Art Cologne’s program for young, innovative artists. As Young Artist of the Year 2016, your work will feature in a forthcoming solo exhibition at the Tampere Art Museum.
Jarmo Mäkilä, Leena Nio and Reima Nevalainen take part in the group exhibition Dark Days, Bright Nights: Contemporary Paintings from Finland at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. The exhibition, curated by Barbara O'Brien, executive director Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, explores the methods, inspirations and practice of Finnish painters.
Galerie Forsblom publishes the book on Veikko Hirvimäki’s sculptures parallel with the artist’s new exhibition at the Jyväskylä Art Museum. The book and the exhibition are launched on June 4.
Congratulations to Ola Kolehmainen for having been awarded the 2015 RIBA Honorary Fellowships. The Fellowships are aimed to those who have made a particular contribution to architecture in its broadest sense, including promotion, administration and outreach within the fields of engineering, media, education and the arts.
Tony Oursler’s site-specific projection X ERGO Y will be screened on the facade of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’s new building.