Karoliina Hellberg RA Edition Print

Karoliina Hellberg graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2015. She has held solo exhibitions at the Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki, the Finnish Institute in St Petersburg, HAM Gallery and Galerie Anhava in Helsinki. In 2018, Hellberg received the Didrichsen Art Museum's Pro Arte award. Her works have been acquired by the Saastamoinen Foundation, the Päivi and Paavo Lipponen Foundation and HAM Helsinki Art Museum, as well as by a number of private collectors both in Finland and abroad.

This print Lökar (Onions), 2019 was specially commissioned by the RA Editions programme to accompany the Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition celebrating Finnish artists.

 Produced as a limited edition of 25 Silk-screen prints on 330gsm Somerset Velvet mould-made cotton rag paper with hand-finished edges, each print is hand-numbered.

42 x 29.7 cm

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Colour Multicolour
Fabric & material Screenprint
Medium Print

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Artwork description

Hellberg employs her distinctive detailed and layered approach to this newly imagined interior. A selection of literal references to Schjerbeck’s works which Hellberg finds most personally meaningful can be found throughout the composition.

Attention to detail, versatile painting and printing techniques and a skilled use of colour are strong qualities of Hellberg’s work. Her interiors contain a combination of real, remembered and imagined spaces with countless details: artworks, indoor plants, decorative objects and furniture. People hardly ever feature in her works, but Hellberg’s interiors feel inhabited. The charged atmosphere within her works stems from a tension between presence and absence: something may just have just happened or someone might be about to walk in.

Schjerfbeck was so versatile, the self-portraits and landscapes come to mind very quickly when thinking of her work, but I also find her still lifes extremely sensitive and beautiful.”

Each print is sold in a portfolio.