We're excited to present the first solo exhibition by young Finnish artist Tuukka Tammisaari (b. 1984, Lahti, Finland, lives and works in Helsinki) in Belgium.
Dowsing is the title of the exhibition. Dowsing is the action of a person using a rod or a stick to locate such things as underground water, hidden metal, buried treasure, oil, lost persons or golf balls.
The intuitive visual language in the canvases and drawings by Tuukka Tammisaari balances between abstraction and figuration. Always starting from a source of inspiration such as nature, psychology, (art) history and popular culture, Tammisaari captures his own impressions of shapes, colors, stories and images in his typically rough brushstrokes. The titles are a guideline for what lies behind the different layers of paint and overlapping geometrical surfaces and motifs. There is a playful and poetic dynamic in the way he surprisingly combines his palette of sometimes earthly, often lively color tones.
Press release courtesy Kristof De Clercq Gallery.