For his solo exhibition at Temnikova & Kasela gallery, Mikko Hintz will present a series of new works exploring the fragile conquest of perception. The exhibition entitled “on entre ok, on sort ok” builds around the decomposition of forms and the object based, material nature of painting. The self-reflective nature of Hintz’s works combines a long term investigation on various forms, ideas and images tracing back to minimalism and constructivism as well as sail and armory design,
Japanese ceramics and interior design. The mixture of topics tasks to creating of a method rather than conveying a resulting source relation. As in his previous works, Hintz continues to pursue the demands of the physical structure and the material restrictions of the medium leading to a presence that describes a sense of intention and implication. While directing attention to the edges of the works, the artist maintains a sensitive craftsmanship playing back to the experimental attitudes of the constructivist avant-garde. Minimal rawness of the canvases provides enough to contemplate on the physical limits of the medium, the surface and the composition. Here, the deformed paintings, while dealing with their own composition become part of a larger composition involved in a surrounding space, setting a spatial dialog between object and painting.
Mikko Hintz (1974) is a German-born Finnish artist, who lives and works in Helsinki. He has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen under Prof. Erik Steffensen. Hintz’s recent exhibitions include: ”on entre ok, on sort ok”, Temnikova & Kasela gallery, Tallinn (2016); “Lost/Saldejums”, Jūras vārti, Ventspils (2015); “Kiasma Hits: 13th Collection Exhibition”, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2013–2014); Kalnciema Quartier gallery, Riga (2012); “Believe It Or Not – New Works from the Collection”, Meilahti Art Museum, Helsinki (2011–2012); “Enough Is Enough” (with Inga Meldere), Temnikova & Kasela gallery, Tallinn (2011).