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From 06 June - 25 July 2021

ceramic, glass, jewellery


"Bringing together the colors of the rainbow in the dark!" Being able to do so might be the reason why Finland is allegedly the happiest country in the world. But it is the maxim that guides Jasmin Anoschkin (b. 1980) in her work. Together with five other Finnish artists, she is showcasing recent creations at Marianne Hellers gallery. Spotlighting ceramics, glass and jewellery, the exhibition is entitled "Finland - Artworks from the happiest country in the world". The other artists represented are Erna Aaltonen, Johanna Rytkl, Pekka Paikkari, Heiki Viinikainen and Terhi Tolvanen. The exhibition is supported by Finnland-Institut in Deutschland fr Kultur, Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft GmbH, Berlin.


Jasmin Anoschkin (* 1980)
Anoschkin paints, draws, and works in wood and ceramic. Colorful handcrafted objects with names like "My Little Poro", "My Little Rainbow Hairdo" or "Lila Koala", as well as a life-size wooden sculpture of a horse, painted in red, and entire series of nude drawings, bear witness to an irony-imbued energy and vitality, to an ability to spontaneously translate feelings, thoughts and ideas into seemingly nave creations with roots in folk art, pop art.
Jasmin Anoschkin

Erna Aaltonen (* 1951)
Erna Aaltonen's work is themed around vessels. Like Rytkl and Paikkari, she already exhibited at the gallery in 2010 and 2014. Aaltonen is fascinated by abstract sculptural shapes, particularly the ideal shape of a sphere, which she does not throw on the wheel but hand-builds from thin, ribbon-like stoneware strips. The finely textured surfaces of the fired monumental pieces create captivating reflections of light.
Erna Aaltonen

Johanna Rytkl (*1956)
The sculptures created by Johanna Rytkl owe their graceful presence, reminiscent of dancers swaying to music, to their sumptuously rich colors, their elegance and rhythmic structure. This goes for both her imposing, extraordinarily tall stoneware sculptures and smaller pieces like her Tango vases. Some of her creations evoke associations with the ornamental Art Nouveau style. Life is movement, and Rytkl's works convey our enjoyment of it. So it's no wonder that her art has also conquered public spaces in Tampere, Helsinki and Vantaa.
Johanna Rytkl

Pekka Paikkari (* 1960)
Pekka Paikkari has made a name for himself for his monumental wall pieces and objects composed from countless fragments of stoneware slabs, whose break lines lend them a graphic quality. Due to their material, they also bring archaeological finds to mind. Reconstructing something broken and restoring wholeness, as well as the dialectic of loss and gain, are central themes for Pekkari. Thus, his creations also tell us something about the conditio humana.
Pekka Paikkari

Heikki Viinikainen (* 1978)
Heikki Viinikainen has turned his fascination with glass into a career. After studying glass and ceramics design, he first worked at the Lasikomppania cooperative's Nuutajrvi Glass Village. Established in the wooded area between Turku and Tampere in 1793, it was Finland's oldest glassworks until it was closed down in 2014. After setting up his own studio, Viinikainen creates glass items for everyday use, as well as art objects. Exploring the physical and formal potential of glass, he strives to create an ideal interrelationship between material, space, color and light
Heikki Viinikainen

Terhi Tolvanen (*1968)
The jewellery artist Terhi Tolvanen visualizes the relationship between humans and nature in her pieces. Her roots are an important source of inspiration for her. "My roots and my path, that's what inspires me." Living in the country in France allows her to observe nature, colors, the processes of growth, and different moods created by light and shadow. Her work is also influenced by the "Dutch approach", which she became familiar with while studying at the Rietveld Academy.
Terhi Tolvanen


Sunday, 6th June 2021
11:30 – 6 pm

opening hours:

Tue – Fri 11 am – 1 pm & 2.30 pm – 6 pm
Sat 11 am – 4 pm and by appointment


Sunday, 25th July 2021
11 am - 6 pm
Artists are present

exhibition site:

Galerie Heller
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 2
Im Stadtgarten
D-69117 Heidelberg

Tel: 06221 - 61 90 90


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