Lasse Juuti´s exhibition 0d0r-r0ad in Titanik consists of paintings spreading from walls to the floor. The artist has been inspired by cars; their visual language and meanings captured behind their shell. This ensemble takes us on a journey through the flat history of painting.
The exhibition presents to us circles evoking the sense of smell and a tourist roasted pink, who faithfully stands in the yellow blaze. Scraps gathered on the worn surfaces of the hovering cars build wish-atlases and frosty messages for the passersby.
A sweaty journey and a breeze of Wunderbaum.
Through the means of painting, 0d0r-r0ad seeks to tell us something about our set of values by bringing banal things for close inspection, to be reinterpreted.
Lasse Juuti (b. 1990, Tampere) is a material-intensive painter who works with paintings, sculpture, and installations. His recent works deal with the significance of authorship, language, the culture of naming and consuming. In his new works, the tradition of painting is approached through tourism, cars, and the aesthetics of tripping. Juuti has studied at Academy of Fine Arts (University of the Arts Helsinki), Tampere University of Applied Sciences as well as Kankaanpää Fine Arts at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. His previous private exhibitions were at QUEUE HAM Gallery, Helsinki Art Museum and Influenssa Project Room
The artist has worked with the support of The Finnish Cultural Foundation.