Petri Yrjölä

Ehdokas 2009

Petri Yrjölä’s paintings exert their influence slowly

Nowadays, the subject is often northern nature: water and reflections on it; a forest that sucks us into its depths; an impenetrable, tangled thicket, through which gleam a few rays of light that turn the colours unreal; a lone tree. The Wagnerian gloom of the forest has to be listened to, embraced. The light does not play, but breaks through portentously, is filtered, falls, flashes sharply or caresses the trunk of a tree. Somewhere an engaging little creature, a bumblebee, perhaps representing a threatened living environment. The subdued colour scale and handling of space speak of a mature Painter.

Ullamaria Pallasmaa

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born 1972, Oulunsalo

EDUCATION

1993-99
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1991-93
The Nordic Art School, Kokkola
1988-90
Liminka School of Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008
Gallery Harmaja, Oulu
2005
Gallery Harmaja, Oulu
2004
TM-gallery, Helsinki
2003
Gallery Harmaja, Oulu
2002
Academy of Fine Arts gallery, Helsinki
1997
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008
Signaali (Signal), provincial exhibition, Imatra Art Museum
2006
Ihme (Miracle), Oulu province exhibition, Oulu Art Museum
2006
Gallery Just, Turku
2005
The 110th Finnish Artists’ Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2004
Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere
2003
Pysäkki, Oulu province exhibition, Kajaani Art Museum
2002
Pysäkki, Oulu province exhibition, Oulu Art Museum
2002
The Union of Finnish Art Assosiations, summer exhibition, Hämeenlinna
2002
Oulu Artists’ Assosiation
Nuku Gallery, Oulu
1999
Polvi 99 (Generation 99), Kunsthalle Helsinki
1998
Imatra Art Museum
1998
Art Port, Viitasaari
1995
Gallery Vanha Kerttu, Sysmä
1992
Kokkola Art Museum
1988-1990
Liminka School of Arts

GUEST EXHIBITIONS

2009
Medium Art Centre, Beijing
2007
Petroskoi Art Museum, Russia
2006
Oulunsalo music festival
Artist of the year, Oulunsalo
2005
Mänttä Art Festival
1997
Suunnitelma yheksän (Plan 9), Oulu Art Museum

REPRESENTED

Oulu Art Museum
City of Oulu
The town of Oulunsalo
Kaleva Newspaper

PUBLIC COMMISSIIONS

Oulunsalo

MEMBERSHIPS

Finnish Painter’s Union