UV print on linen 36x46cm 2016
Series of artworks from Mikko Hintz' exhibition "on entre ok, on sort ok" explore the fragile conquest of perception, it 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 dialogue between object and painting.