Marbles by Tarja Tuupanen at Gallery Four

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Published: 24.02.2015
Maria João Jerónimo
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Tarja Tuupanen. Necklace: Untitled, 2014. Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steel wire, brass. Tarja Tuupanen
Necklace: Untitled, 2014
Ready-made marble tableware, velour sticker, steel wire, brass
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Four is proud to present a new exhibition with the Finnish artist Tarja Tuupanen: Marbles.

Tarja Tuupanen is a master of stone. Out of agate, granite, marble and quartz she brings out shapes that reveals the raw soul of the stone and tells its history. The work is a sensitive investigation and her love for the material is unmistakable.

The material has always been a raw block of stone, but recently Tuupanen has started to use ready-made marble tableware; a tacky candleholder or saltshaker from the 80s. Industrially made object triggers the creative process.  The most interesting things in these stones are man made instead being natural; green stickers, tool marks, stains, wax. The tableware has been used and it has a history of its own with cultural references.

Tuupanen lives and works in Lappeenranta Finland. She has graduated as MFA in 2013 from Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. Tuupanen has exhibited internationally since 1998, the last solo exhibition was in 2012 in Gallery Ida, Tallinn, Estonia. She has been the chairwoman of Finnish Art Jewellery Association between 2005-2012.

Opening: Friday, Febuary 27th 17.00-21.00
Lecture: Thursday, February 26t Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
The exhibition runs until April 4th

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