Jarno Vesala 'The Company of Others' | 13/11 - 15/01/2022
Anima Mundi are proud to present ’The Company of Others’ by Finnish installation artist Jarno Vesala.
Vesala's emotive and empathic installations incorporate sculpture, sound and projected image. The work plays with the act of perception, memory and illusion. His emotionally and physically immersive environments are perplexing, mysterious and unsettling. Recurrent humanistic themes relate to solitude and intimacy are made manifest and palpable through his unique rendering.
’The Company of Others' contains two new installation works. ‘Portrait of a Father and Daughter' a surreal work incorporating life size sculpture and projection and an as yet untitled new immersive video sculpture that will be installed for the first time at the gallery.
JARNO VESALA SELECTED BIOGRAPHY
Jarno Vesala was born in Rauma in 1977. He currently lives and works in Nokia, Finland. Vesala graduated as a visual artist at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences' degree program in arts and communication in 2004. She has first exhibited in Tampere in 2003. Vesala's works have been featured in Mänttä's art festivals 2008, Kluuvin galleria 2009, Pirkanmaa triennial 2009 and 2012, Helsinki Art Museum 2011 and Forum Box 2012. He was selected as the Finnish Young Artist of the Year in 2013. In 2014, Vesala won the Turku Biennale Prize with his work with Krister Gråhn. In addition Vesala has featured in numerous exhibitions internationally including 'Out of Our Heads' curated by James Putnam and Vassiliki Tzanakou in 2014, his debut solo exhibition ‘Being There’ at Anima Mundi in 2016 followed by 'Far is the False and Deceitful World' in 2018 and the Nordic Delights festival in Soho, London in 2018. ‘The Company of Others’ is his third solo exhibition at Anima Mundi.