SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE ORIGIN OF TIME AND THE END OF THE UNIVERSE
FEBRUARY 17 - MARCH 25, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 6 - 11pm
Evans Contemporary is pleased to present Somewhere Between the Origin of Time and the End of the Universe an exhibition of prints by Finnish artist and master printmaker Janne Laine.
Using the traditional techniques of heliogravure, and aquatint, Laine produces works that exude mystic and romantic tendencies. A dreamlike apocalypse dominates Laine’s otherworldly, landscapes where questions of life and death unfold through the sophisticated subject matter. His minimalistic scale of colour creates the feeling of estrangement, and gives his work a sensation of timelessness.
Laine’s scenic images, shot throughout Finland and Iceland, epitomize the universal idea of landscape. The brooding works portray primordial forces in an interchange between dark potencies and eruptions of light. They move into the realm of mythology and lore, where one may be witnessing the birth of the universe, or quite possibly, its demise.
Janne Laine is a photographer and printmaker from Tampere, Finland. He studied visual art at the Tampere School of Art and Media.
His extensive exhibition history has generated international acclaim. Laine’s work has been exhibited throughout Finland and has participated in numerous international print biennials and triennials throughout the world.
His Solo Exhibitions include shows at Kunstverket Galleri (Oslo), the Tampere Art Museum (Finland), Akureyri Art Museum (Iceland), Alliàge asbl, (Belgium), Open Studio (Toronto), Gallery Grimson, (Seoul), Gallery Cupido, (Stockholm), and Jónas Vidar Gallery in Akureyri, Iceland.
Laine’s work has been exhibited extensively in group exhibition worldwide, and include shows at the Original Print Fair (London), Contemporary Museum Kiasma (Helsinki), Kunstverket Galleri, (Oslo), Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Gallery Noorus, (Estonia), Kunstbygningen Filosoffen (Denmark), Grafikens hus (Sweden), Space CAN (Seoul), Exhacienda de Enmedio (Mexico City), Nordic House Gallery (Krakow), Filharmony Hall (Russia), LU Gallery (Latvia), Gallery Vartai (Lithuania), Wang Fung Art Gallery (Beijing), and Eesti Ajaloo Instituut, (Tallinn).
His work has won awards and accolades from numerous international print exhibitions, and his work can be found in collections throughout Finland, and in institutions and museums in Austria, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Laine has worked as artist in residence in Budapest, New York, Paris, and Iceland and has received support from numerous granting institutions throughout Finland and include grants from the Finnish–Swedish Cultural Foundation, Finnish State Grants, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the National Council for Visual Arts, the Central Arts Council, the City of Tampere, the Ministry of Education, the Juhani Kirpilä Foundation, the Arts Council of Tampere Region, and the Alfred Kordelin Foundation.
Laine is the founder of the Rajataide Association and a member of the Tampere Artists Association, the Association of Finnish Printmakers, the Centre for Creative Photography, Photography Centre Nykyaika, the Committee for the Purchase of Works for the State Art Collection, the Young Artist of the Year Selection Panel, the Kuvasto Association, the Exlibris Aboensis, and the Finnish Exlibris Association
Janne Laine lives in Tampere, Finland where he is a master printmaker at Grafiikanpaja Himmelblau.
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